Course Name: Aerospace And Stem Education
Awarding Institution: Aerospace Palace Academy, Nigeria
Course Author/Curriculum: Space Foundation USA and American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics
*Eng. Ogunbiyi Abiodun (MAFE, Bsc.PE, Dip. Eng.)
*Education Associate- American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics
*Teacher Liaison Officer- Space Foundation (USA)
Course overview and aim:
These lessons are easily digestible lessons focused on aerospace principles. Each lesson is broken down into grade levels and is meant to spark conversation and interest in aerospace. Lessons will range from engineering to mathematics, to physics, to highlighting aerospace anniversaries -- all of which will be presented in a way that easily relates to your students. For this programme, we have 63 lessons in all.
The online STEM Education and Aerospace Micro-Lesson is designed to inspire, influence, and mold the next generation of aerospace scientists and engineers by providing a series of resources and programming to teachers, students, parents, and aerospace professionals. The programs enlighten and engage our global community of future aerospace professionals by helping them learn more about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The developing countries have suffered a series of decadence in Aerospace and STEM Education, therefore our mission is to stimulate a lasting interest in the STEM disciplines, with the goal of encouraging students to pursue careers in these fields. This is accomplished by actively involving students in the support of authentic research currently being conducted on the International Space Station (ISS) or in a NASA ground-based laboratory. Through collaboration with AIAA, Space Foundation and researchers, we have created educational mini-curriculum for the university, college, high school or middle school classroom that engages students as research assistants, providing data for the Principal Investigator.
We aim to promote Aerospace and STEM Sciences in Africa.
Audience: Age 10 - 30, Boys and Girls, Men and women
Student hook: You can build a career in Aerospace and STEM Sciences
Students in this course will be able to;
* Describe the basic concepts of Aerospace Micro-Lessons
* Discuss the basics of Space Science, Aeronautics, and Astronautics
* Identify the basic components of an aviation environment, controlled and uncontrolled airports, the forces of flight
* Compute some basic mathematics and physics associated with subject matter.
The assessment shall be carried out using 10 short multiple questions based on the current course content only.
Main assessments/major learning experiences throughout the course:
* Define Aerospace concepts and terminologies
* Duscussion on the components of Aerospace
* Identification of aviation environment
* Basic Aerospace mathematical computations
Course duration: 1 -3 months
Payment: This course is funded by Aerospace Palace Academy, Nigeria and the levied fee is a commitment fee.