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Aerospace: The Journey of Flight

Grades 9-12 and 
Junior College
Award-winning, comprehensive aerospace education textbook for aviation and space - past, present, and future; used by high schools and junior colleges as well as cadets in Phases III & IV of the cadet program Available on eServices for CAP members (Click "AE Downloads and Resources" once logged into eServices.)

Purchase from Vanguard 
(Item #0038D)

Teacher's Guide 2nd Edition
National Standards
Teacher's Guide (1st Ed)
Corrections to 1st Edition
Slides  (1st Ed, Ch 1-9)
Slides  (1st Ed, Ch 10-17)
Slides  (1st Ed, Ch 18-27)
Slides courtesy of Tom Lodge, Arizona Wing

 

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Aerospace Dimensions
(six modules)

Grades 6-9 Award-winning series of six modules - Introduction to Flight, Aircraft Systems & Airports, Air Environment, Rockets, Space Environment, and Spacecraft; introduces  middle school students and Phase I & II cadets to the fundamentals of aviation and space Available on eServices for CAP members

Purchase from Vanguard 
(Item #0037D)

Leader's Guide (2nd Ed)
Study Guide (1st edition)
National Standards

 

Advanced Rocketry

 Grades 9-12  A rocketry guide that begins where "Model Rocketry" ended; contains advanced rocketry information to help build and launch rockets. Members may order a copy through CAP's  Material Orders Service in eServices  Author: Lt. Col. Gary Dahlke, FLWG

 

Model Rocketry

Grades 6-12 Guide for studying, building, and launching model rockets;
Cadets who complete the rocketry program as outlined in the handbook qualify for the CAP Cadet Model Rocketry Badge.

Tests for the Model Rocketry Program should be with each testing officer or commander.  If your unit is new or cannot locate its copy, contact ae@capnhq.gov

 

Author: Lt. Col. Gary Dahlke, FLWG

Model Rocketry homepage (includes forms, information about rocketry tests.) 


Correction page
 

 

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Introduction to Robotics

Grades 6-12 Book designed as an introduction to building and understanding robotics; 21 lessons that start with basic, easy activities and progress into increasingly more difficult lessons Members may order a copy through CAP's Material Orders Service in eServices.  Electronic version is available by clicking "AE Downloads and Resources" in eServices.

Author: Lt. Col. Nick Ham, Pacific Region 

Introduction to Cybersecurity

Grades 6-12

New Second Edition!

The purpose of this module is to introduce current threats in Cyberspace and to provide some immediate activities for improving collective awareness and defense.  A summary of careers in computer and network security is provided.

Online Module

Author: Maj. Thomas Owens, GAWG



AEX
(5 different books)

Grades K-6:
AEX 1
(vol 1 & 2)

Grades 6-12:
AEX II
(vol 1 & 2): 

Adults: AEX Activities for Senior Members

Aerospace Education Excellence (AEX) books contain a variety of 15-21 hands-on, minds on aerospace education activities.   

Units and educator members of CAP may sign up for the AEX Program online at eServices and receive requested AEX books. 

 

 

Senior members - See AEX for units.

 

Educator members - See AEX for educators.

 

AEX MARC

Grades 6-12 Model Aircraft and Remote Control Project (MARC) contains additional material to help students develop a more comprehensive understanding of building and flying all types of flying and model aircraft. Members may order a copy through CAP's Material Orders Service in eServices.  Author: Lt. Col. Randy Carlson, CAWG

 

AEX Marc II

Grades 6-12 Model Aircraft and Remote Control Project II (MARCII) contains additional material to help students develop a more comprehensive understanding of building and flying all types of flying and model aircraft. Members may order a copy through CAP's Material Orders Service in eServices.  Author: Lt. Col. Randy Carlson, CAWG

 

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MARC

Grades 6-12

Model Aircraft & Remote Control Project (MARC) CD contains material to help students develop a more comprehensive understanding of building and flying all types of flying and model aircraft Members may download the contents of this CD on eServices.  (Click "AE Downloads and Resources" link.) Includes Free Flight (FF), Hand Launched Gliders (HLG), & Catapult Launched Gliders (CLG); also includes any powered aircraft such as a rubber band, electric, or gas as well as remote control (RC) flight

MIDDLE SCHOOL PHYSICAL SCIENCE

Grades 6-9

This book provides additional activities for Aerospace Excellence (AEX) Award Program as well as many subject matter related activities for Physical Science.

Download on e-Services at AE Download section. 

Author: AEM Megan Tucker

   

 MIDDLE SCHOOL LIFE SCIENCE

 Grades 6-9 This book provides additional activities for Aerospace Excellence (AEX) Award Program as well as many subject matter related activities for Life Science. Download on e-Services at AE Download section. Author: AEM Megan Tucker

ASTRONOMY ACTIVITY BOOKLET

Grades 5-12 This activity book accompanies the Astronomy Module and can be used for the CAP AEX Program. Members may order a copy through CAP's Material Orders service in eServices. Electronic version is available by clicking AE Downloads and Resources in eServices.  

ASTRONOMY MODULE

 Grades 5-12 This module can be used for the CAP AEX Program and Astronomy hands-on related activities. A full astronomy activity book accompanies this module. Members may order a copy through CAP's Material Orders service in eServices. Electronic version is available by clicking AE Downloads and Resources in eServices.  Author: Lt. Col. Frank Roldan, MIWG
    

ADVANCED MATH

Grades 6-12

This module can be used for the CAP AEX Program and in middle and high school mathematics classes.

Download on e-Services at AE Download section. 

Author: Dr. Richard Edgerton, WAWG

 

STK

 

Cadets and adults

SystemsTook Kit (STK) is a software tool relating to satellites, spacecraft, and aircraft. 

Go to eServices, sign in and click on the AE Download link. Find STK, click on it and follow the instructions

Author: Lt. Col. Mike McNeely, COWG

Follow detailed instructions on the STK web page.  This page includes curriculum, orbital mechanics ppt, STK proposed solutions, and info regarding STK training.

CAP's AE Careers Module

Grades 6 - Adult Thorough explanations and documents to explore aerospace career fields Online Module Author: Lt. Col. Randy Carlson, CAWG 

International Space Station Thematic Learning Packet

Grades 6-9 Twenty cross-curricular activities and poster that extends knowledge of this outpost of microgravity with such offerings as observing Space Shuttle pictures of Earth, exploring careers associated with the International Space Station, and learning to grow crystals

Members may order this packet through CAP's "CAP Materials" service in eServices.

(no additional information)

CAP-TERS

Grades 6-12 CAP-TERS stands for CAP Teachers Educational Remote Sensing.  Curriculum DVD is a tool to make history geography, and airport identification more interesting; satellite imagery, imagery viewer, and lesson plans are combined in a single location that can be used anywhere This is a DVD.  Members may request a copy by following the directions in eServices.  (Click "AE Downloads and Resources.")

 Author: Lt. Col. Randall Carlson, CAWG

The Aerospace Curriculum

 Instructors Alphabetical listing of subjects related to aerospace across the curriculum such as industrial arts, government, economics, social studies, science, history, and geography Members may order a copy through CAP's "CAP Materials" service in eServices.

(no additional information)

Charles Lindbergh Thematic Learning Packet 

Grades 6-9 Twenty-four activities involving mathematics, social studies, history, language, speech, art, music, and careers that allow students to understand general aviation and the critical role it plays in our lives Download here.

Members may order a copy through CAP's "CAP Materials" service in eServices.

 National Standards for Charles Lindbergh Unit 

Charles Lindbergh Activity Booklet

Grades K-6 Reading, word fun, geography, history, and math are are used in the activities to teach elementary students about the exciting and daring life of Charles A. Lindbergh Download here.

Members may order a copy through CAP's "CAP Materials" service in eServices.

 (no additional information)

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Wright Brothers: From Bicycles to Airplanes Thematic Unit

Grades 6-9 Nineteen cross-curricular activities and posters that help students develop an understanding of the Wright Brothers' contributions toward manned flight in a controlled, heavier-than-air machine

Members may order this packet through CAP's "CAP Materials" service in eServices.

(no additional information)

Wright Brothers Activity Booklet

Grades K-6 Various methods are used to teach elementary age students history, math, and a number of other subjects while learning about the Wright Brothers and the beginning of powered flight in a heavier-than-air craft. Download here.

Members may order a copy through CAP's "CAP Materials" service in eServices.

(no additional information)

General Aviation Thematic Learning Packet

Grades 6-9 Twenty-four activities involving mathematics, social studies, history, language, speech, art, music, and careers that allow students to understand general aviation and the critical role it plays in our lives Members may order this packet through CAP's "CAP Materials" service in eServices.

National Standards for General Aviation Unit

Amelia Earhart Thematic Learning Packet

Grades 6-9 Packet includes posters, a booklet including a short text covering the life of Amelia Earhart, and 18 task cards covering the subjects of math, language, spelling, reading, values clarification, health, geography, science, art, and music Download here.

Members may order a copy through CAP's "CAP Materials" service in eServices.

National Standards for Earhart Unit

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Amelia Earhart Activity Booklet

Grades K-6 Word fun, math, international quizzes, and secret codes are included to teach elementary age students about Amelia Earhart's early life and later daring flights Download here.

Members may order a copy through CAP's "CAP Materials" service in eServices.

(no additional information)

ACE Program Teacher Guides

Grades K-6

Each grade has its own unique teacher's curriculum guide.

ACE stands for Aerospace Connections in Education.  Curriculum includes grade-specific, cross-curricular lessons using the aerospace theme to promote academics, character, and physical fitness; supports STEM education Educators participating in the ACE Program receive a curriculum guide for his/her grade level.  Each guide can be downloaded from eServices (Click the "AE Downloads and Resources" link.) ACE Program web page contains program details, ppt presentation, printable handout, sample lesson plans, and links to other helpful information

ACE Teachers' web page for teachers participating in the program


 

Air and Space Vehicles Dot-to-Dot Drawing Book

Grades K-6

Dot-to-dot pages to form pictures of aircraft; learn about historical aircraft from the dot-to-dot pages

Members may order a copy through CAP's "CAP Materials" service in eServices.

Older version available to download

 

Uncle Wiggly Wings Activity Booklet and Teacher's Guide

Grades K-6  Twenty-four page booklet and eleven page accompanying guide teaches students about the humanitarian spirit of Col. Gail Halvorsen during the Berlin Airlift and beyond while applying lessons to subjects such as reading, geography, writing, science, and math.    Student Booklet
   Teacher's Guide

Members may order a copy through CAP's "CAP Materials" service in eServices.

(no additional information)

 
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Mini-Book of Logic and Puzzles

Grades K-6

Aviation, space, solar system, and aviation pioneers are a few of the subjects covered in this booklet designed to help upper elementary students develop critical thinking skills.

Members may order a copy through CAP's "CAP Materials" service in eServices.

(no additional information)

 

Fun in Flight 
 

Grades K-6

Career exploration booklet to read, color, match pictures, and work puzzles - while teaching primary students about various careers in the aerospace industry

Download here.

Members may order a copy through CAP's "CAP Materials" service in eServices.

(no additional information)

 

 
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Aerospace for the Very Young

   Pre K to 

   Grade 3

Aerospace activities for the young child; seventeen activities and a careers component

Members may order a copy through CAP's "CAP Materials" service in eServices.

(no additional information)

 
4-in-1 Activity Books
(2 volumes)

 Pre-School Two booklets to color, read, experiment, and learn about weather and principles of flight for primary students Members may order a copy through CAP's "CAP Materials" service in eServices. (no additional information)

 


 

 

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