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NASA Kids Club

NASA Portal for Students

 

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Eagle Lander

Explore Earth, Moon, and Mars in 3D

Explore Earth and the other planets

Kerbal EDU

Kerbal Space Program

http://www.spacestationsim.com/

http://www.hobbyspace.com/Simulators/

http://www.aokwom.com/

http://marsairplane.larc.nasa.gov/platform.html

http://orbit.medphys.ucl.ac.uk/

http://www.space-shuttle-mission.com/

Space Engine

 

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World Wide Telescopes

 

[message type=”about”]Free Paper Models[/message]

Currell Space Models

Free Spacecraft Model Kits

Mercury Redstone Rocket

Free Card Models of Spacecraft

Niels Links to Free Paper Models

Ninfinger Free Paper Models

http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forkids/activities/Activities_Collection_archive_1.html

http://www.ss42.com/pt-space.html

http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/kids/papermodels.cfm

http://cp.c-ij.com/en/contents/2024/list_15_1.html

http://www.delta7studios.com/columbia.htm

http://www.zili.de/paper/

http://www.currell.net/models/mod_free.htm

http://www.esa.int/esaSC/SEMEO5T1VED_index_0.html

http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/Aurora/SEMXIRWO4HD_0.html

http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/Venus_Express/index.html

http://einstein.stanford.edu/content/paper_model/

http://hubblesite.org/the_telescope/hand-held_hubble/

http://www.csiro.au/resources/InternationalSpaceStation.html

http://esamultimedia.esa.int/docs/atv_model/ATV_2002.htm

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/scalemodels/

http://jleslie48.com/gallery_models.html

http://marsairplane.larc.nasa.gov/platform.html

http://www.yac-j.or.jp/dl/mars/

http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msp98/model.html

http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msp98/mplmodel.html

http://ninfinger.org/models/papermercury.html

http://www.axmpaperspacescalemodels.com/

http://udonfact.hp.infoseek.co.jp/paper/down/down.html

 

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http://www.vendian.org/mncharity/dir3/planet_globes/

http://www.solarviews.com/eng/ico.htm

http://astrogeology.usgs.gov/Gallery/MapsAndGlobes/

http://astrogeology.usgs.gov/Gallery/MapsAndGlobes/large/mars_mini_globes_6inch.pdf

http://www.vendian.org/mncharity/dir3/planet_globes/

http://astrogeology.usgs.gov/Gallery/MapsAndGlobes/

http://www.bruno.postle.net/neatstuff/ip-slicer/paper-planets/

http://www.vendian.org/mncharity/dir3/solarsystem/

http://www.nao.ac.jp/download/index.html#papercraft

http://www.solarviews.com/span/ico.htm

http://cp.c-ij.com/ja/papercraft/s-museum/index2.html

http://www.biomatrix2000.com/models/earth2_e_ltr.pdf

http://www.naoj.org/staff/kumiko/MilkyWay/milkyway.html

 

[message type=”about”]Space News Media[/message]

www.spaceflightinsider.com

http://www.space.com/

http://www.thespacereview.com/

http://www.spacepolitics.com/

http://spaceflightnow.com/

http://spaceref.com/

http://universetoday.com

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/

http://hobbyspace.com/nucleus/HSblog.php

http://blogs.airspacemag.com/moon/

http://blogs.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/

 

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[message type=”about”]Schools-to-Space Downloads[/message]

Introducing-SpaceTEC-Schools-to-Space-Program

Schools-to-Space Outreach flyer

“I Want to be an Astronaut” Movie flyer

“I want to be an Astronaut” Movie

What was it like to work on the Space Shuttle from an Aerospace Technician’s point of view flyer

STEM Educator Workshops Flyer

Schools-to-Space Brochure

www.datascienceprograms.com/learn/the-role-of-data-science-in-astronomy-and-interstellar-exploration

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build-a-spacecraft –  credit NASA

launch manual – credit SpaceTEC

[message type=”about”]Classroom Laboratory at the Edge of Space: Introducing the Mini-Cube Program[/message]

[message type=”about”]Lesson Plans/Educator Resources[/message]
NASA for Educators

Teachers in Space

JP Aerospace (www.jpaerospace.com)

Dr. Sky

Spanish translations of stories from Science@NASA

Marshall Space Flight Center Educator Resources

International Science Center

Kid cosmos

Centennial of Flight

David Darling

http://eo.nso.edu/teachers

PBS Earth/Space Science Resources

Amazing Space

Smithsonian Air and Space Educator Resources

NASA for Educators

NASA Current Opportunities for Informal Educators

Science.gov

Goddard Space Flight Center “From Stargazers to Starships” Lesson Plans

Goddard Space Flight Center “Imagine the Universe” Lesson Plans

NASA JPL Educator Site

NASA Educator Resources

Discovery Education Science Lesson Plans

Discovery Education Understand Space Travel

Discovery Education Space Milestones

European Space Agency Human Spaceflight and Exploration Lesson Plans

Endeavour Teacher Resources

DLESE Educator Space Resources

Why do we explore space?

National Museum of the Air Force

Lesson Planet Spaceflight lesson plans

http://www.astronautix.com/

Food in Space

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Eagle Lander

Explore Earth, Moon, and Mars in 3D

Explore Earth and the other planets

Kerbal EDU

Kerbal Space Program

http://www.spacestationsim.com/

http://www.hobbyspace.com/Simulators/

http://www.aokwom.com/

http://marsairplane.larc.nasa.gov/platform.html

http://orbit.medphys.ucl.ac.uk/

http://www.space-shuttle-mission.com/

Why is there an American flag on the Moon?

Astronaut Biography Spring Term Paper for Science

Astronaut Biography Rubric Grade Sheet

How to Take Notes

SQ3R METHOD

SQ3R Graphic Organizer

Writing Effectively

Space Engine

NASA Mars Posters Zip file

 

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World Wide Telescopes

 

[message type=”about”]Free Paper Models[/message]

Currell Space Models

Free Spacecraft Model Kits

Mercury Redstone Rocket

Free Card Models of Spacecraft

Niels Links to Free Paper Models

Ninfinger Free Paper Models

http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forkids/activities/Activities_Collection_archive_1.html

http://www.ss42.com/pt-space.html

http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/kids/papermodels.cfm

http://cp.c-ij.com/en/contents/2024/list_15_1.html

http://www.delta7studios.com/columbia.htm

http://www.zili.de/paper/

http://www.currell.net/models/mod_free.htm

http://www.esa.int/esaSC/SEMEO5T1VED_index_0.html

http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/Aurora/SEMXIRWO4HD_0.html

http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/Venus_Express/index.html

http://einstein.stanford.edu/content/paper_model/

http://hubblesite.org/the_telescope/hand-held_hubble/

http://www.csiro.au/resources/InternationalSpaceStation.html

http://esamultimedia.esa.int/docs/atv_model/ATV_2002.htm

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/scalemodels/

http://jleslie48.com/gallery_models.html

http://marsairplane.larc.nasa.gov/platform.html

http://www.yac-j.or.jp/dl/mars/

http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msp98/model.html

http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msp98/mplmodel.html

http://ninfinger.org/models/papermercury.html

http://www.axmpaperspacescalemodels.com/

http://udonfact.hp.infoseek.co.jp/paper/down/down.html

 

 

 

 

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http://www.vendian.org/mncharity/dir3/planet_globes/

 

http://www.solarviews.com/eng/ico.htm

 

http://astrogeology.usgs.gov/Gallery/MapsAndGlobes/

http://astrogeology.usgs.gov/Gallery/MapsAndGlobes/large/mars_mini_globes_6inch.pdf

http://www.vendian.org/mncharity/dir3/planet_globes/

http://astrogeology.usgs.gov/Gallery/MapsAndGlobes/

http://www.bruno.postle.net/neatstuff/ip-slicer/paper-planets/

http://www.vendian.org/mncharity/dir3/solarsystem/

http://www.nao.ac.jp/download/index.html#papercraft

http://www.solarviews.com/span/ico.htm

http://cp.c-ij.com/ja/papercraft/s-museum/index2.html

http://www.biomatrix2000.com/models/earth2_e_ltr.pdf

http://www.naoj.org/staff/kumiko/MilkyWay/milkyway.html

 

[message type=”about”]Space News Media[/message]

www.spaceflightinsider.com

http://www.space.com/

http://www.thespacereview.com/

http://www.spacepolitics.com/

http://spaceflightnow.com/

http://spaceref.com/

http://universetoday.com

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/

http://hobbyspace.com/nucleus/HSblog.php

http://blogs.airspacemag.com/moon/

http://blogs.airspacemag.com/daily-planet/

 

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SpaceTEC® Schools-to-Space® Program

With a robust satellite launch market and the US space program returning to human spaceflight, SpaceTEC® recognizes a need for STEM educators to have fresh resources when it comes to teaching space related activities and introducing students to Aerospace STEM careers. In April of 2015, SpaceTEC® launched an outreach program  called “Schools-to-Space®,” to provide primary and secondary STEM educators the tools to teach space appropriately, with an emphasis on the role of a Certified Aerospace Technician® in the aerospace industry.

There are careers in the space industry that extend beyond simply becoming astronauts.  Not to minimize the role these individuals perform, because they are exceptional human beings, but for every astronaut who travels to space, thousands of scientists, physicists, engineers, technicians, logistics, safety and other professionals do the work necessary to get them there.

For example, what exactly is an aerospace technician?  Well, to put it simply, an aerospace technician is a STEM professional who “assembles, services, tests, operates, and repairs systems associated with both expendable and reusable space launch vehicles, payloads, related laboratories, and ground support equipment.” – Florida Resource Center

  • In 2015, the average age of an aerospace technician working on space programs was 53, indicating a high demand for skilled workers in this field would emerge.
  • Fast forward to 2024, the bulk of our nation’s aging workforce has begun to retire, there’s a massive backlog of spacecraft to place into orbit and commercial space companies have begun to emerge in significant numbers. As this has occurred. the number of openings for aerospace technicians has expanded dramatically.
  • In 2022, it was projected there will be FIVE Human Space Flight programs, both government and commercial, launching from Kennedy Space Center. There are now 14 licensed spaceports across the US and more than 200 companies actively producing spacecraft and launch vehicles.
  • The median annual wage of an aerospace engineering and operations technician in the US was $77,830 in 2023. (Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). 
  • Glassdoor recently reported the average annual salary for an Aerospace Engineering Technician in the US in 2024 is $84,970.

To see the services we provide beyond this website, please view the Schools-to-Space Outreach flyer here or visit our contact page to request more information.

 

 

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Who is SpaceTEC®?

SpaceTEC® is a National Resource Center for Aerospace Technical Education that provides skill-based, nationally recognized professional certifications for the U. S. Aerospace Industry. All SpaceTEC® certifications are performance driven, based on technician competencies valued by industry competing in today’s global economic environment.

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SpaceTEC® Schools-to-Space® Program

With a robust satellite launch market and our national space program’s imminent return to human spaceflight, SpaceTEC® has recognized a need for STEM educators to have appropriate resources when it comes to teaching space related activities and introducing students to the STEM career of Aerospace Technician. In April of 2015, SpaceTEC® launched an outreach program  called “Schools-to-Space®,” to provide primary and secondary STEM educators the tools to teach space, with an emphasis on the role of a Nationally Certified Aerospace Technician® in the aerospace industry.

What is an aerospace technician?  An aerospace technician is a STEM professional that “assembles, services, tests, operates, and repairs systems associated with both expendable and reusable space launch vehicles, payloads, related laboratories, and ground support equipment.” – Florida Resource Center

  • As of 2015, the average age of an aerospace technician was 53, indicating a high demand for skilled aerospace technicians in the near future as our nation’s aging workforce begin to retire.
  • By 2022, it is projected there will be FIVE Human Space Flight programs, both government and commercial, launching from Kennedy Space Center.
  • The median salary of an aerospace technician is $62,680 in 2013. (Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

To see the services we provide beyond this website, please view the Schools-to-Space Outreach flyer here or visit our contact page to request more information.

 

 

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Who is SpaceTEC®?

SpaceTEC® is a National Resource Center for Aerospace Technical Education that provides skill-based, nationally recognized professional certifications for the U. S. Aerospace Industry. All SpaceTEC® certifications are performance driven, based on technician competencies valued by industry competing in today’s global economic environment.

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