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2002, Bigelow Middle School, Engineering Technology Department



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!

  1. 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 Station.
  2. Choose ONE career from your list and determine the skills and educational background required to qualify for that career.
  3. Create a computer generated or typed report which must include, but not limited to, the following information:

    Career description
    Educational requirements
    Skill requirements
    Salary range
     *List of any and all references
    • individuals you contacted
    • Internet sites
    • books, magazines, news papers,          encyclopedias, etc.


  • 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 current news
  • 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.

Web Links
The 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.

NASA Johnson Space Center Web site [accessed 3/28/2000]. This site provides career and additional NASA links, including job applications.

NASA 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.

Space Careers Web site [accessed 4/13/2000]. This Web site lists over 500 companies offering jobs in the space industry.

Library Resources
Sackoff, 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.

All information gathered above is credited to NASA

Thank you for your interest in the program.
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