SpaceTEC™ K-12 Outreach Program launching in the Fall of 2015 has recognized a need for STEM educator resources when it
comes to teaching space related activities. SpaceTEC™ outreach program will provide primary and secondary STEM educators
the tools to teach space, with an emphasis on the role of a Nationally Certified Aerospace Technician™ in the aerospace industry.
K-12 Outreach flyer for SpaceTEC
Check out Greg's book:
Classroom Laboratory at the Edge of Space
A book written for secondary public and private school STEM instructors, home schooling, and
undergraduate STEM courses of study
explaining how to set up their own student focused "space program" utilizing the Mini-Cube Program.
With this STEM Project Based Learning Activity, students can have the unique, affordable, and challenging opportunity to send experiments via
high altitude balloon to an altitude of 100,000 feet (20 miles or 32 km), commonly known as the "edge of space."
Utilizing the scientific method, team work, research, and communicating in writing the results and applications for peer review,
students will participate in the full cycle of an actual experiment from the original question to the published results
and conduct true science at the edge of space.
Past Event : Workshop
Wednesday August 5th, and Thursday August 6th 2015.
Cape Canaveral, FL
Bellow are two previous mini-cube balloon flights.
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Click here to play with the 3D interactive Demo.
- STEM educator workshops with lesson plans, worksheets, readings, activities, and projects.
- Schools-to-Space.com (STEM educator and student portal to space education resources)
- Partnerships and dual enrollment opportunities
- Mini-Cube Project
- Space Shuttle Lecture Series
- Games, paper and model rocket launches, and much more!
Gregory N. Cecil, M.A.S.
K-12 Outreach and Social Media Coordinator-SpaceTEC
SpaceTEC Nationally Certified Aerospace Technician
Florida State Certified Educator
Adjunct Instructor Aerospace Technology Program-Eastern Florida State College
CEO-AeroSTEM Consulting, LLC
Author: Classroom Laboratory at the Edge of Space: Introducing the Mini-Cube Program
Gregory N. Cecil, M.A.S. is the only Florida State Certified Educator and Nationally Certified Aerospace Technician
in the nation. Currently, Greg provides Aerospace STEM consulting for schools and companies, conducts
workshops for STEM teachers, and gives presentations on subjects related to STEM and Human Spaceflight.
More can be found about Greg at
Greg's linkedin profile
National Center for Aerospace Technical Education
7099 N. Atlantic Ave.
Cape Canaveral, FL 32920
A MiniCube is your ride to the edge of space. You get the 3d printed 5cm cube with mounting base and a flight to the edge of space.
Use for experments, mementos anything you can imagine!
Created by The International Science Center
The International Science Center project is dedicated to raising earth science and ocean science to the same level of
anticipation, wonder and hope that our current space science program now provides.