This publication was prepared by a committee of industrial arts educators for the purpose of providing aerospace education activities in the secondary schools. It includes six model plans completed in 1964 and an addendum of six additional model plans completed in June 1966. These were adapted and developed from plans supplied by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
The project committee comprised a group of carefully selected secondary school industrial arts teachers of the Long Beach-Los Angeles area, working under the direction of staff members of the Division of Applied Arts and Sciences of the California State College at Long Beach. Although this material was prepared by industrial arts teachers for industrial arts class activities, the project committee recognized the numerous possibilities for relating these activities to other subjects of the curriculum.
Projects were developed as suggested procedural patterns with the intent that they be adapted to fit existing classroom and shop situations. The recommended materials and procedures are only guidelines. The student should be encouraged to experiment and apply scientific principles to problem solving techniques in constructing any of the model spacecraft.
Dr. C. Thomas Dean (Director), Mr. Floyd M. Grainge (Co-Director), Mrs. Dorothy DeBord, Miss Toshiko Goto, Mr. Jack Kerner, Mr. Richard L. Krahenbuhl, Dr. Irvin T. Lathrop, Mr. Howard B. Levine, Mr. Arthur Steiner, Mr. Ray Young
Model Spacecraft Construction, an incentive guide in aerospace education for secondary teachers, was an outgrowth of the Aerospace Education Workshop at Long Beach State College at Long Beach, California in August of 1963. The material was developed through the efforts of nine teachers selected on the basis of their ability and background in the design and construction of aerospace models. The project was supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
The material on Spacecraft Construction was made possible through the efforts of the following individuals: Mr. Floyd M. Grainge, Professor of Industrial Arts, Long Beach State College at Long Beach; Mrs. Dorothy DeBord, Secretary, Applied Arts and Sciences Division, Long Beach State College at Long Beach; Miss Toshiko Goto, Art Instructor, Jordan Senior High School, Long Beach, California; Mr. Jack Kerner, Graduate Student, Long Beach State College at Long Beach; Mr. Richard L. Krahenbuhl, Industrial Arts Teacher, Bancroft Junior High School, Long Beach , California; Dr. Irvin T. Lathrop, Associate Professor of Industrial Arts, Long Beach State College at Long Beach; Mr. Howard B. Levine, Industrial Arts Teacher, LaHabra High School, Fullerton, California; Mr. Arthur Steiner, Vice Principal, Dewey Continuation High School, Long Beach, California; Mr. Ray Young, Graduate Student, Long Beach State College at Long Beach.
I would also like to thank the teachers in the field and graduate students who assisted in the review of the material for basic concepts and procedures. Without the assistance of these fine critics, the project would not have been completed so readily for use in aerospace education. Our hope is that this project will provide a real stimulus for the implementation of advance work in the area of aerospace education in the secondary schools.
C. Thomas Dean, Project Director
Chairman, Division of Applied Arts and Sciences
Long Beach State College
Long Beach, California