Students at Chittenango Middle School were treated to quite a show on Friday when a Lockheed Martin K-Max helicopter landed at their school.

The landing was all part of a unique learning experience for the students.

It’s what they call “STEM activities,” which stands for science, technology, engineering and math. 

Students in grades 5 through 8 took part in mini science activities.

Representatives from Lockheed Martin say activities like these are important to bringing kids a well-rounded education.

“Events like today really get to show them the excitement of engineering and the problem solving.  The creativity with some of the mini activities.  They get to see how much our engineers volunteered their time today, enjoy the work that they do and really get a feel for what engineering is all about,” said Matt Wilkowski with Lockheed Martin.

They also held a presentation in the gym where they taught the students about flight and data communications.