Elementary School Programs for NYC Aerospace and Applied Mathematics


Jr. Space Explorers (Grade 1)

How do we explore space? Students use critical thinking skills to investigate basic science and math concepts while learning about NASA's programs in our spacecraft, Space Shuttle simulators, and Mission Control room.

Pushes, Pulls, and Planes (Grade 3)

How do airplanes fly? Students investigate the four forces that guide the science of aviation using experiential activities, model planes, and flight simulators. This program is aligned with the Interacting Forces unit of the NYC Science Scope and Sequence.

Astronaut Adventures (Grades 2, 3)

What is it like to live and work on the International Space Station? Students learn about the life of an astronaut through hands-on activities and interactive experiences in our spacecraft, Space Shuttle simulator, and Mission Control room.

Space Mission: Comet (Grade 5)

In this simulated space mission, students learn to work as astronauts onboard our spacecraft and Flight Controllers in Mission Control as they conduct scientific experiments, maintain safe living conditions and search the starfields in the solar system to locate and study a comet. *Please note that we do not currently offer Space Mission: Comet for 4th grade classes.

Astronaut or Pilot Training Programs (12:1, 12:1:1)

NYCCAAM is an experiential, hands-on learning center and our programs are adaptable to most special needs populations. Our facility is wheelchair accessible. It should be noted that some of our programs do have bright flashing lights and loud sounds.

Astronaut Training and Aviation Training Programs are specifically geared towards 12:1 and 12:1:1 populations. We work with individual teachers to create a program that is just right for their students. Contact Peter Giles at pgiles@schools.nyc.gov or 212-608-6164 (ext. 111) for more information.

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