ERIC Number: ED348212
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Aerospace Resources for Science and Technology Education.
Maley, Donald, Ed.; Smith, Kenneth L., Ed.
This publication on Aerospace Programs is a special edition of "Technology Education" featuring descriptions of 15 select aerospace education programs from diverse localities spanning the full range of instructional levels. Following introductory material, the monograph contains the following largely unedited program descriptions: (1) summaries of 16 elementary school science projects; (2) review of a high school technology education curriculum focusing on instructional strategies useful to interdisciplinary conceptual integration; (3) report of the middle school activities comprising a study unit on satellites; (4) outline of a hands-on, self-directed junior high school project on model rocketry; (5) description of an introductory program for technology within a district-wide industrial arts curriculum; (6) an examination of various career options encompassed within an aviation/aerospace high school course; (7) a high school report on space station simulations; (8) profile of the space applications involving activities included within a former high school industrial arts program; (9) outline of the organization and the educational objectives involved in Moonbase America, and the specific efforts underway at Copley High School, Ohio; (10) overview of cooperative activities included in a high school aerospace technology curriculum; (11) explanation of the 8-step problem-solving procedure utilized in a high school aerospace and technology program; 12) discussion of the central project concept to focus technological instruction and high school activities; (13) detailed review of the central concept as a practical approach to interdisciplinary high school education; (14) report on the objectives, mission plan, and classroom setup for a mock, space shuttle flight at a community college; and (15) narrative of the role of graduate students involving the development of the Hubble Telescope during a practicum in an industrial arts class. Contact addresses for each author are included. A resource guide by Rob Campbell for educational services and materials available from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, organizations supporting aerospace activities, educational suppliers, and industry is included. (JJK)
Descriptors: Aerospace Education, College Science, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Program Descriptions, Resource Materials, Robotics, Satellites (Aerospace), Science Activities, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Instruction, Science Projects, Secondary School Science, Solar Energy
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: International Technology Education Association, Reston, VA.
Identifiers: Model Rocketry; Space Shuttle; Technology Education
Note: This publication is a special edition prepared for presentation at the Meeting of the International Technology Education Association (Salt Lake City, UT, March 1991).