The Aerospace Corporation, a non-profit, federally funded research and development center committed exclusively to space enterprise, has developed resources for teaching space in the classroom including slide packages, video, student worksheets and lesson plans on a variety of topics. To view and download, visit:

Of special interest, is their CubeSat Mission Brief. In this two-part lesson plan, students will research human impacts on the planet and design a CubeSat to monitor a specific example. Throughout the project, key skills including critical thinking, communication, and collaboration will be used to understand the true value of space. Details at: