Aerospace Library

AEROSPACE LIBRARY

Welcome to CAP's Aerospace Education Library

If you are the Aerospace Education Officer for your local CAP unit or a new Aerospace Education Member at your local school, then this is the place for you.   If you enjoy learning about aviation and aircraft or launch vehicles and spacecraft and the science behind all of this, then grab your favorite beverage and turn on some reading music.   We have a great deal to offer you.

CAP Aerospace Education Forms, Publications and Regulations

TypePublicationDateTitlePriority
RegulationCAPR 280-2 22 Feb 11 Civil Air Patrol Aerospace Education MissionA
RegulationCAPR 50-20 15 Mar 04 CAP Model Rocketry ProgramC
PamphletCAPP 15 10 Dec 09 Aerospace Education Officers' HandbookA
PamphletCAPP MRH 10 Dec 09 CAP Model Rocketry HandbookA
PamphletCAPP 215 24 Mar 10 Specialty Track Study Guide-Aerospace Education OfficerA
PamphletCAPP 52       Apr 10 Today’s Cadets, Tomorrow’s Aerospace LeadersC
PamphletCAPP 52-7       Apr 09 Cadet Orientation Flight SyllabusB
PamphletCAPP 52-11 01 Aug 03 Sally Ride Science Festivals - Project Officer's GuideC
FormCAPF 5AQ  CAPF 5 Airplane QuestionnaireB
FormCAPF 5GQ  CAPF 5 Glider QuestionnaireB
FormCAPF 13      Nov 10 Aerospace Education Membership ApplicationA
FormCAPF  23  Civil Air Patrol General Purpose Answer SheetA
FormCAPF 25  The Frank G. Brewer CAP Memorial Aerospace AwardA
FormCAPF 72  CAP Military Airlift (MILAIR) Request FormA
FormCAPF 128  Aerospace Education Teacher of the Year AwardA
FormCAPF 129  Aerospace Education Officer of the Year AwardA

 

CAP Aerospace Education Curriculum Materials

ProductAges/GradesDescriptionHow to Obtain TextAdditional Info/Links



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 programAvailable oneServices for CAP members (Click "AE Downloads and Resources" once logged into eServices.)

Purchase fromVanguard  
(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 6-9Award-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 spaceAvailable oneServices for CAP members

Purchase fromVanguard  
(Item #0037D)

Leader's Guide (2nd Ed)
Study Guide (1st edition)
National Standards
Audio Files (for 1st edition - Thanks to 1st Lt Cathy Davis, OK-074)
Click here for information on how the modernized and expanded 2nd edition affects cadets.

Model Rocketry

Grades 6-12Guide 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, contactjstone@capnhq.gov

Available online. Instructors may photocopy pages as desired.  Because the book is for the instructor and due to limited printing funds at CAP NHQ, please do not requestmultiple hard copies.  Model Rocketry homepage (includes forms, information about rocketry tests, and includes a downloadable copy of the book)

Correction page
 

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  Introduction       to Robotics

    Grades

     6-Adult

Book designed as an introduction to building and understanding robotics; 21 lessons that start with basic, easy activities and progress into increasingly more difficult lessonsMembers may order a copy through CAP's "CAP Materials" link on eServices.  Electronic version is available by clicking "AE Downloads and Resources" in eServices.

 

 

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Introduction to Cybersecurity

    Grades

     6-Adult

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



AEX
(5 different books)

Grades K-6:
AEX 1 
(vol 1 & 2)

Grades 6-12:
AEX II 
(vol 1 & 2): 

Adults: AEX Activites 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 ateServices and receive requested AEX books. Senior members - SeeAEX for units.

 

Educator members - See AEX for educators.

 

     

 

 

   

 

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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 aircraftMembers 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.

 

 

e-Services

 

 

Author: AEM Megan Tucker

     

 

ADVANCED MATH

Grades 6-12

 

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

 

 e-Services

 

Author: Dr. Richard Edgerton

 

STK

        STK

 

Older students and adults

 

 

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

 

 

Members may contact NHQ/AEand request a Satellite Tool Kit (STK) disk.

 

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    6 - Adult Thorough explanations and documents to explore aerospace career fieldsOnline ModuleAuthor: Lt Col Randall Carlson, COWG 

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.

 

 

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CAP-TERS

Grades 6-12CAP-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 anywhereThis is a DVD.  Members may request a copy by following the directions ineServices.  (Click "AE Downloads and Resources.")

 

 

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The Aerospace Curriculum

 InstructorsAlphabetical listing of subjects related to aerospace across the curriculum such as industrial arts, government, economics, social studies, science, history, and geographyMembers may order a copy through CAP's "CAP Materials" service ineServices.

 

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Charles Lindbergh Thematic Learning Packet 

Grades 6-9Twenty-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 ineServices.

 

National Standards for Charles Lindbergh Unit 

Charles Lindbergh Activity Booklet

Grades K-6Reading, 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 ineServices.

 

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Wright Brothers: From Bicycles to Airplanes Thematic Unit

Grades 6-9Nineteen 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.

 

 

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Wright Brothers Activity Booklet

Grades K-6Various 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 ineServices.

 

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General Aviation Thematic Learning Packet

Grades 6-9Twenty-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 livesMembers may order this packet through CAP's "CAP Materials" service in eServices.

 

National Standards for General Aviation Unit

Amelia Earhart Thematic Learning Packet

Grades 6-9Packet 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 musicDownload here.

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

 

National Standards for Earhart Unit

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Amelia Earhart Activity Booklet

Grades K-6Word 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 ineServices.

 

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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 educationEducators participating in the ACE Program receive a curriculum guide for his/her grade level.  Each guide can be downloaded fromeServices (Click the "AE Downloads and Resources" link.)ACE Program web pagecontains program details, ppt presentation, printable handout, sample lesson plans, and links to other helpful information

ACE Teachers' web pagefor 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 ineServices.

 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 ineServices.

 

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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 ineServices.

 

 

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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 ineServices.

 

 (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 ineServices.

 

 

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4-in-1 Activity Books 
(2 volumes)
 Pre-SchoolTwo booklets to color, read, experiment, and learn about weather and principles of flight for primary studentsMembers may order a copy through CAP's "CAP Materials" service ineServices. (no additional information)
 
 
    

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