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ACE Teachers

Registration:  K-6 teachers, Aerospace Connections in Education (ACE) program registration opens each year beginning 1 August.  


To request program support from your closest CAP squadron or AFA chapter, see info below. 

  • To find your closest CAP squadron to invite to your school, enter your ZIP code in the "Find your local squadron" section of  Expand your search radius from 10-100 miles, and then reach out to the contact person.

  • To find an Air & Space Forces Association (AFA) chapter representative, click on your state at the AFA Chapter Locator Map and e-mail the president you think is nearest to you.

ACE End-of-Year Certificates


Teachers are sent their end-of-year certificates when their ACE materials are shipped after registration. 


If the teachers desire to type in the students' names, there is a template with a space for typing in the students' names in the right menu column.


Also, if additional student and/or instructor certificates are needed, the current year's fillable certificates are found in that same right menu column. Names can be typed in these and then the entire certificates printed.

ACE Manipulatives by Grade Level

  • The following grade levels receive the aerospace manipulative item listed (which responds to one of the grade level's ACE lesson plans):

    • Kindergarten: Earth balls 

    • 1st grade: balsa planes  

    • 2nd grade: finger rockets  

    • 3rd grade: foam gliders  

    • 4th grade: Rocket Planez  

    • 5th grade: balsa planes (with rubber bands)  

    • 6th grade: mini-rocket footballs     

      • and a couple Bernoulli windbags for demonstrating aerospace academic lesson #1 


  • ACE lessons that go with each manipulative item are found in the right column at the main ACE page, and, on the ACE Resources page.

  • ACE online curriculum guides are available in eServices. Log in to eServices and go to the Aerospace Education section, then click on "AE Downloads & Resources."  Then scroll down and click "ACE Program Curriculum Guides." (Click on the cover page and all grade levels will open.) 

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