This is a
Grade Booster activity worth up to 50 points. These points will be added to the total grade you get for the term.
Use the library, Internet,
news papers, periodicals, and personal resources to
investigate career options associated with the International
Space Station and NASA.
You will choose a career that relates to NASA
and/or the International Space Station and write a brief
report containing important information. In order
to receive credit, you must complete this project before
the end of the current term. The grade you get
for this activity will replace your lowest grade for
the term. Good Luck!
- Make a list
of at least 10 different technical and/or
non-technical careers that you think would be
associated with NASA and/or the International Space
- Choose ONE career
from your list and determine the skills and educational
background required to qualify for that career.
- Create a computer
generated or typed report which must include, but
not limited to, the following information:
of any and all references
individuals you contacted
magazines, news papers,
- Use the list
of web links or the library resources below to help
you gather the information you need for the research.
- Consider using
news papers and periodicals, they usually contain
- Contact people
who are employed in the career field you choose
- Ask parents,
friends, or relatives to help you with your search..
- Be creative
when reporting the information.
- Make it fun
and interesting for people to use.
K-8 Aeronautics Internet Textbook [accessed
3/28/2000]. This site provides information on careers
in aerodynamics, biographies of individuals in each
career field, and lesson plans.
Johnson Space Center Web site [accessed 3/28/2000].
This site provides career and additional NASA links,
including job applications.
Student Opportunities Web site [accessed 3/29/2000].
This NASA headquarters site is a good starting place
for finding the full spectrum of NASA student opportunities.
Careers Web site [accessed 4/13/2000]. This
Web site lists over 500 companies offering jobs in the
S. & L. David (1998). The Space Publications
Guide to Space Careers. Bethesda, MD: Space Publications.
Wanat, J. A., E.
W. Pfeiffer, E. Weston & R. Van Gulik (1999). Learning
for Earning: Your Route to Success (textbook). Tinley
Park, Ill: Goodheart-Willcox.
Wright, R. T. (2000).
Technology (textbook). Tinley Park, Ill: Goodheart-Willcox.
information gathered above is credited to NASA