STEM Kit Rental System

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths) kits are a way for cadets to learn about Aerospace and our world first hand. After completing a few STEM kits, you can earn your STEM kit badge.

 

Additionally, after providing sufficient proof of STEM kit completion, you will be entered into the squadron raffle! Each STEM kit completed represents 1 raffle entry, so the more you finish in a quarter, the higher your chances are to win!

Request a Kit!

Tuesday 2100: deadline for google form submissions

​Wednesday 2100: AEO will schedule the pick-up date and time via email

Friday 1500-1900: pick-up option #1

Saturday 1200-1700: pick-up option #2

  • Cadets will not be guaranteed their first choices but will be put next in line if the kit is already lent out

  • Returns will be scheduled two weeks out from the pickup date

  • An AEO will email you beforehand to make sure you remember

  • Cadets will need to take apart the kit and make sure it is just like how when they picked it up

STEM Kits Available

RealFlight 8 Horizon Hobby Simulator

For full credit, you must be able to:

  • understand how an aircraft moves/ handles in the air through the sim

  • explain how the aircraft moves through the three-axis of an aircraft and how the forces of flight affect the aircraft

  • approach the runway properly and safely land the aircraft. (Video proof of cadet landing the aircraft is required)

RealFlight R/C Flight Simulator Basic

For full credit, you must be able to:

  • understand how an aircraft moves/ handles in the air through the sim

  • explain how the aircraft moves through the three-axis of an aircraft and how the forces of flight affect the aircraft

  • approach the runway properly and safely land the aircraft. (Video proof of cadet landing the aircraft is required)

Robotic Arm Kit (4 hours)

Construct and program your very own robotic arm! This kit will have a robotic arm kit, USB programmable software, curriculum, and instructional video.

For full credit, you must be able to:

  • properly assemble the robotic arm

  • sort nine objects of different shapes and sizes (mixed within three boxes) into the correct box by means of controls of programming. (Video proof of assembly and attempted sorting is required)

Sphero SPRK+ (3 hours)

Using the downloadable app, cadets can practice basic programming with a Sphero SPRK+!

 

For full credit, you must be able to:

  • understand how to use the Sphero and program it through the app

  • use block coding to give concise instructions to it

  • complete a course created by the instructor under the given time limit. (Video proof of completion is required)

Circuit Maker Sound Plus 200

Elenco Circuit Maker Sound Plus 200 (2 hours)

With this kit, cadets can build over 300 experiments using the 60+ parts, including a lie detector, a two-finger touch lamp, and more! There is no soldiering/tools needed as each part clicks with another for a solid connection.

For full credit, you must be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of how each piece works. (Proof of completion of 25 different projects and each projects number) (Manual linked to photo)

CAPP 60-41 details everything about the CAP's STEM Badge Program, so click the link below for more information.

https://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/media/cms/CAPP_6041_F9333F40340B7.pdf

Log your hours to earn your badge using this document!

https://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/media/cms/Stem_Badge_Log_81AA9BB7DC49D.xlsx

Celestron FirstScope Tabletop Telescope (3 hours)

This lightweight, portable telescope is a perfect tool for all cadets who are interested in astronomy. Cadets will also have access to astronomy lessons, a CD with planetarium software, and accessories to adjust magnitude and vision.

 

For full credit, you must be able to:

  • assemble the telescope

  • present knowledge of three constellations

  • attempt to view one or more constellations with the telescope. (Video proof of assembly and attempted viewing of constellations is required)

Horizon Hobby Mini Apprentice S 

Build and fly a model airplane! Simple model building and experimentation with flying will teach cadets how to fly remote-controlled aircraft via a Real Flight Simulator computer program. This kit is only for cadets who have completed every STEM kit above.

 

For full credit, you must be able to:

  • understand how an aircraft moves/handles in the air

  • explain how the aircraft moves through the three-axis of an aircraft and how the forces of flight affect the aircraft

  • understand basic airfield traffic pattern, and fly this pattern to a successful landing of the RC plane. (Video proof of this is required)

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