There are always opportunities for educators – either programs or grant money – to help include aerospace in your curriculum. And there are opportunities for unbelievable projects through various organizations such as NASA. Below a few of these are listed:
Rocket Science Tutors
Rocket Science Tutors help to ensure America’s technological future by generating Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) interest in middle school students by augmenting classroom math/science education with real-world examples and technical professionals in a SUSTAINED program. RST is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization comprised of technical professionals and engineering graduate students dedicated to exciting students about STEM and inspiring them to pursue a career in those fields by conducting an after-school program for 24 weeks during the school year. They do this by augmenting classroom math/science education with real-world examples and technical professionals in a SUSTAINED program.
AIAA Educator Associate (K-12)
Special Membership! Supplement your efforts to bring the “real world” of science and math into your classroom by signing on as an AIAA Educator Associate. Gain educational materials, online activities, in-class experiences and mentors, financial resources, and more. Take part in AIAA activities and meetings.
AIAA Educator Grant
As a K-12 teacher who develops or applies science, mathematics, and technology in your curriculum? If the answer is “yes,” you may qualify for a grant of up to $200 per individual request to supplement your learning program. Each school is limited to up to $1,000 per calendar year.
NAR Cannon Award
As a teacher or educator who uses model rocketry in the classroom you are welcome to apply for a $500 grant to use in your program.
DEADLINE PASSED for this year – check again next year
Teaching From Space Seeks Educators to Defy Gravity
Proposal Deadline: March 14, 2011
Teaching From Space, a NASA Education office, in partnership with the Reduced Gravity Education Flight Program announces the opportunity for educators across the country to conduct research in a unique reduced-gravity environment. For the first time, this incredible opportunity is open to any current K-12 classroom teacher in the United States. Participants must also be U.S. citizens. This experience will enable selected educator teams to propose, design and fabricate a reduced-gravity experiment and subsequently test and evaluate their experiment aboard a microgravity aircraft. This aircraft flies approximately 30 roller-coaster-like climbs and dips to produce periods of micro- and hyper-gravity, ranging from 0 g’s to 2 g’s.