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Welcome Educators! The Educators channel contains information to help educators explore ways aviation/aerospace programs can be incorporated into their curriculum and classroom activities. Educators are directed to various organizations that offer aviation educational programs and activities for students of all grades (K-12). Students and educators can have fun while they learn, and aviation can provide the motivation to open young minds. We hope educators will find this channel informative, useful, and fun.

The Educators Channel is divided into several sections:
Fun Stuff
Educational Organizations and Resources

Fun Stuff (Games & Activities)
There are numerous organizations offering games, coloring books, puzzles, hands-on activities, and experiments for kids of all grade levels (K-12). Visit their web sites for more information.

Mn/DOT Aviation Education Web site:
Aviation Games
Activity Books
FAA Aviation Education: Kids' Corner
The American Experience WAYBACK - U.S. History for Kids
NBAA AvKids.com
NASA for Kids -The Space Place
Boeing Kids Page
EAA Air Academy
Flying Tree House
K-8 Aeronautics Internet Textbook
Science Fun With Airplanes
Delaware DOT: Kids' Fun Page

There are a few organizations that sponsor contests for students. Visit their web sites for more information.

International Aviation Art Contest
The International Aviation Art Contest, an event of the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI) is cosponsored by the National Association of State Aviation Officials Center for Aviation Research and Education (NASAO Center), the National Aeronautic Association (NAA), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The art contest encourages youth, ages 6-17, from all over the world to reflect on aviation by having them design a piece of art based upon the year's chosen theme for judging in state, national, and international competition. One of the goals of this contest is to encourage and motivate young people to become more familiar with and participate in aeronautics, engineering and science. To learn more about the Aviation Art Contest and to find out if your state participates in the contest, click here or visit the FAA’s web site.

National High School Rocketry Contest
AIA and the National Association of Rocketry (NAR) sponsor the Team America Rocketry Challenge, the world's largest model rocket contest. The competition provides student teams with a realistic experience in designing a flying aerospace vehicle that meets a specified set of mission and performance requirements. The 2005 Challenge is to design, build, and fly a model rocket carrying a raw egg and return it safely to the ground while staying aloft for exactly sixty seconds. To learn more about the National High School Rocketry Contest, click here.
Educational Organizations and Resources
There are numerous organizations and resources throughout the United States that provide educators with information and tools to help their students learn about career opportunities within the field of aviation, aerospace, and space exploration. Visit the organizations’ web site to learn more about their programs and/or services offered.

Aeronautics Learning Laboratory for Science Technology and Research (ALLSTAR)
The Aeronautics Learning Laboratory ALLSTAR Network (Aeronautics Learning Laboratory for Science, Technology, and Research) website is offered by Florida International University (FIU) with partial funding by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). This site serves as an excellent teaching and learning tool in the areas of Principles and History of Aeronautics and Aerospace Education and Careers.

Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) takes pride in its effort to teach young people about aviation. Their resources are available at no cost to educators and AOPA members, because AOPA believes that aviation is a valuable teaching tool that can motivate students. Aviation education programs teach educators, students, and parents about the positive contributions general aviation makes to American life.

Aviation Education Resource Centers (AERC)
The Aviation Education Resource Centers (AERCs) consist of various colleges, universities, museums, and foundations that provide information and resources such as aviation education programs, publications, software and video tapes for students, parents, and teachers.

Aviation & Aerospace Museums
There are hundreds of museums that promote aviation, air and space, aircrafts, science and industry, and space exploration. These museums are educational, informative, and entertaining places to visit. They have the ability to inspire and amaze us. Museum collections and exhibits invite us to learn about the history and future of aviation/aerospace. For children and their families (i.e. parents and grandparents), museums provide a perfect opportunity to learn together and share memorable experiences. To learn more about various types of aviation/aerospace museums and where to find a museum near you, visit our Aviatrion and Aerospace Museums Channel.

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) web site AvKids is a program designed to educate elementary school students about the benefits of business aviation to the community and the career opportunities available to them in the business aviation industry. AvKids.com is a great learning resource for teachers and kids. Teachers can download the free AvKids Activity Guide and Teacher’s Resource, a 120-page book of lesson plans (PDF versions). You can also find resources on scheduling Career Day presentations and techniques for teaching aviation topics to all age groups. There are great activities for kids as well as fun games and puzzles.

Centennial of Flight
The national "Centennial of Flight: Born of Dreams - Inspired by Freedom" celebration commemorates this achievement and 100 years of aviation history. Their Centennial Partners are planning everything from cross-country tours to air shows and exhibitions, seminars and television specials. Visit the Centennial of Flight web site to access the most up-to-date information on celebration activity as well as the most comprehensive collection of outstanding educational essays, multimedia and links regarding the history of flight.

Challenger Center for Space Science Education
The Challenger Center’s web site offers a wide range of educational resources, downloadable publications, activities, and programs for teachers to get students enthused about science and technology. Visit the Challenger Center web site to learn more about the resources available to teachers.

The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) functions as an official auxiliary of the United States Air Force. The CAP established its Cadet Program to build responsible citizens for America through a positive approach to aerospace, leadership, and life skills. The CAP Cadet program is designed for young people aged 12 through 21 years old. During the summer, Civil Air Patrol offers multiple Flight Academies nationwide providing actual flight training. The CAP also provides assistance to parents and teachers wanting information on aviation education. If you are interested in becoming a CAP Cadet or have questions about the program, visit the CAP web site or contact a CAP Unit near you.

Explorer Scouts
The National Council of the Boy Scouts of America supports more than 300 local councils that provide quality youth programs, including Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, and Venturing. Scouting serves young men and women in every part of the country through more than 300 local council service centers. Each council helps chartered organizations in its geographic area to effectively use the Scouting program and to expand the use of the program to other community groups. Venturing includes the opportunity for older scouts to participate in a particular outdoor or career-related function as part of an Explorer Post with a focus on aviation, law enforcement, fire protection, high adventure, electronics, and many other interests.

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) - Aviation Education Program
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) maintains a wealth of information at the FAA Aviation Education Program for students (K-12) and teachers. The FAA’s Aviation Education Programs offer a wide range of information on their web site, including curriculum guides, career information, resource materials, teacher workshops, aviation career education summer camps for teens, special field trips, government/industry/education partnerships, and activities for the classroom, games, and fun experiments that enhance learning and increase students awareness of aviation careers. Students and teachers can have fun while they learn, and aviation can provide the motivation to open young students’ minds about aviation career opportunities. Visit the FAA’s Aviation Education Program web site for information catering to Kids, Students, and Educators.

Four-H (4-H) Youth Development Programs
Four-H Youth Development programs impact on more than SIX million young people throughout the country in a variety of educational efforts. Four-H is supported through the Cooperative Extension System in a county, state and federal partnership for youth development and education operated through the Land Grant University System. The Federal partner is the U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service (CSREES) . The Cooperative Extension System provides a linkage for education to every county in the United States and its Territories.

 For more information visit the 4-H web sites:
  4-H Aerospace Education
  4-H USA
  National 4-H Web

Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) Aviation Education Web site
Mn/DOT Aviation Education Web site contains aviation-related information that is useful to teachers, students, and other aviation enthusiasts. On their web site you will find aviation curricula and publications for grades K–12, post-secondary career information, online games, an events calendar, classroom activities, and camps for both teachers and students. Visit Mn/DOT Aviation Education Web site for more information

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) - Education Programs
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) provides a wealth of educational information and resource materials for students, parents, and educators. A wide range of information is available through various NASA web sites. On their web sites, you can expect to find information such as science, mathematics, engineering, technology, aerospace, and space-related topics, NASA educational programs, useful software and files, historical information, as well as activities for the classroom, fun experiments, games, and more. Visit NASA’s numerous web sites below for more information:

NASA Connect For Kids Only: Earth Science Enterprise
NASA Space Place Space Link
NASA Education Amazing Space
Destination Earth NASA Explores
NASA Why Files Star Child
NASA Kids NASA Glenn Educational Activities
Imagine the Universe! SciJinks
Classroom of the Future    
QUEST: The Internet in the Classroom
NASA Glenn Research Center: The Beginner's Guide to Aeronautics

National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO)
The National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) is one of the most oldest aviation organizations (Founded in 1931) in the United States. NASAO represents the men and women, in state government aviation agencies, who serve the public interest in all 50 states, Guam and Puerto Rico. NASAO members organize, promote, and fund a wide variety of aviation programs across the nation as the role of state programs and the responsibilities of the state aviation agencies expand. Countless aviation activities including statewide meetings, airport symposiums, pilot safety seminars, and aviation education forums are also organized annually by the states.

In 1986, the non-profit NASAO Center for Aviation Research and Education was created to "enhance the public good through an increasingly safe air transportation system." The NASAO Center manages the FAA's Airport Safety Data Program and plays a role in promoting aviation education programs that are developed by state agencies and other organizations. It is also a major participant in the International Aviation Art Contest for children and other aviation education efforts.

National Coalition for Aviation Education (NCAE)
The National Coalition for Aviation Education (NCAE) represents industry, labor, sport, and youth organizations united to promote aviation educational activities and resources in the United States at the local, state and national levels. NCAE’s web site will help you identify and obtain aviation oriented educational materials and information from its member organizations. The list of the NCAE member organizations will provide you with their contact information and detailed information about the programs and resources that are available from that organization. Visit the NCAE web site to find information and resources available from member organizations.

National Congress on Aviation and Space Education (NCASE)
National Congress on Aviation and Space Education (NCASE) is an educational symposium that brings educators, industry leaders, and gifted speakers from around the nation together to discuss aviation and aerospace education. There will be a variety of professional development and personal growth opportunities at NCASE, and breakout sessions featuring hands-on classroom activities will be scheduled. Visit the NCASE web site for more information.

State Aviation/Aeronautics Departments with Education Offices
Almost every state has an State Aviation/Aeronautics Department that make policies about aviation activities within the state. These departments or commissions may employ people to work in the areas of airport design and operation, flight safety, and promotion of aviation activities in the state. Most of these state departments have an aviation education and/or aviation awareness programs. The aviation education and aviation awareness programs offer various information, publications, instructional materials, and resources for teachers and students. Visit your State Aviation/Aeronautics Department to learn more about their aviation education programs (if available)

State Aviation Education Councils
Numerous State Aviation Education Councils and similar organizations have been established in several states to promote a variety of aviation education activities and programs (such as ACE Camps, Aviation Education Expos and Fairs, and Teacher Training Workshops) for elementary and high school students, and teachers. To learn if there is a council in your state, click here.

Young Eagles
The Young Eagles program is sponsored by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and offers everyone between the ages of 8 and 17 an opportunity to fly an airplane with a qualified pilot. Over 1 million youngsters have experienced this program. To learn more about more information about the Young Eagles and how you might participate, visit the Young Eagles web site.

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