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The Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate sponsors a broad range of professionally-designed learning activities and materials with an aeronautics focus for students and teachers at all grade levels.

These projects have been produced in close consultation with the educational community and are designed to support the national standards for mathematics, science, geography, and technology education. They are developed and implemented by the Education Offices at NASA Field Centers.

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 Exploring Aeronautics CD (Cover) Publications/CDs/Videos/Downloads
+ Adventures in Aeronautics (Grades 2-4)
+ Exploring Aeronautics (Grades 5-8)
+ Flight-testing Newton's Laws (Grades 9-12)
+ Johnny's Airport Adventure (Grades K-4)
+ Learning to Fly: The Wright Brothers' Adventure (Grades 6-9)
+ Smart Skies Fly By Math (Grades 5-9)
+ Superstars of Aeronautics (Grades 6-12) (PDF)

 NASA Quest Logo. Web-Based Learning
+ Future Flight Design (Grades 4-7)
+ NASA Quest (Grades K-12)
+ Re-living the Wright Way (Grades K-12)
+ Robin Whirlybird (Grades K-4)
+ Virtual Skies (Grades 9-12)

Part of the Student Competition Poster

Design Challenges
+ NASA Aeronautics Student Competition (Grades 9-Postdoctoral)
+ Engineering Design Challenges (Grades 6-9)

 Wide shot of test section of the wind tunnel.

Distance Learning
+ NASA's Destination Tomorrow (Grades 9-Adult)
+ NASA CONNECT (Grades 6-8)
+ NASA SciFiles (Grades 3-5)

Mobile Aerospace Education Laboratory Classroom

Exhibits and Traveling Programs
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Jim Turner, inspecting an air-breathing rocket engine in a test bay. NASA's industry partners in developing air-breathing rocket technologies are: Aerojet Corp. of Sacramento, Calif.; Rocketdyne of Canoga Park, Calif.; Astrox Corp. of Rockville, Md.; Pennsylvania State University of University Park; and the University of Alabama in Huntsville

University Programs
NASA has a myriad of programs, scholarships, and other opportunities for students and faculty in higher education. These are managed through NASA's Education Enterprise. There are also research programs and opportunities at universities on subjects specific to aeronautics. You can find information on these programs in the "About Us" section under Partners.
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