WinnAero Aerospace STEM

Professional Development for Spring 2021

Descriptions and Registration Information

Four different sessions are planned that will cover space related activities from Civil Air Patrol’s ACE (Aerospace Connections in Education) Program and 3 of the 6 CAP Aerospace Education Modules; Rockets, The Space Environment, and Spacecraft. Teachers attending these sessions will receive a one-year CAP Aerospace Education Member (AEM) membership and an opportunity to apply for CAP grants, STEM Kits and other CAP Curriculum materials. Home school teachers and NH CAP Aerospace Education Officers are invited to participate as well. For information about AEM membership, visit https://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/programs/aerospace-education/join-as-an-ae

In every workshop, teachers will “do” the activities just like their students will do. They will also discover granting organizations to help them plan and implement the activities with their students. These include: CAP AEX, STEM Kits, and classroom grants from CAP, Air Force Association, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the National Association of Rocketry.
All sessions are “stand-alone,” and teachers can decide how many of the sessions they wish to attend. We meet at Rogue Space Systems, 84 Union Ave, Laconia, NH. Check-In starts at 8:30 AM, adjournment at 3:30 PM.
Rogue Space Systems, Corp. will sponsor the first workshop for each participant which includes a CAP AEM Membership. Registration for additional sessions and for CAP AEMs and Senior Members is $40. Registration includes all workshop materials, lunch, and snacks. The following sessions are scheduled:

Rockets

May 10, 2021

This module is divided into three chapters: History of Rockets; Rocket Principles, Systems and Engines; Rocket and Private Space Travel. The module begins with the Hero engine (400 BC) and continues into rocketry from the eras of Dr. Robert Goddard, Wernher von Braun, to the space race. The module continues into the scientific principles that govern space flight and ends with a discussion of commercial space flight efforts. Engineering students from the Boston University Rocket Propulsion Group (BURPG) are expected to be on hand to assist with this session.

Space Environment

May 18, 2021

This module is divided into four chapters: Space; Stars; Our Solar System: Sun, Moon and More; Our Solar System: Planets. The module begins with the characteristics of space, the birth, life and death of stars, and continues with a discussion of the sun and other bodies within the solar system.

Elementary Space Activities for K-5

May 26, 2021

WinnAero is offering the Civil Air Patrol’s program for elementary education titled Aerospace Connections in Education. Curriculum is written for each grade level and includes Lessons in themed components of Academics, Character Education, and Physical Fitness. At this workshop, teachers will experience space themed activities from each grade level.

Spacecraft

June 3, 2021

This module is divided into three chapters: Unmanned Spacecraft; Manned Spacecraft; Living and Working in Space. The module begins with an explanation of orbits and the various robotic satellite missions throughout the solar system. The module continues with human tended missions by the Soviets, Americans and others. The module ends with a description of life in space aboard space stations.

The Aerospace Dimensions modules from Civil Air Patrol are written for middle school students but can easily be adapted for elementary or high school classes. Some of these inquiry-based activities were designed as group activities while others are meant to be completed by individual students. The activity plans include: Purpose, Materials, Procedure and a Summary. All materials are aligned with standards from Science, Mathematics, English Language Arts, Social Studies and Technology.

Registration

Download and mail in the registration form below.

The registration fee for each teacher’s first session is sponsored by Rogue Space Systems, Corp.
There is a $40 registration fee for each subsequent session. Registration includes all workshop materials, lunch, snacks, & CAP AEM membership.

Make checks payable to WinnAero. Return the form and registration fee to:
WinnAero
C/O Laconia Airport
65 Aviation Way
Gilford, NH 03249