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Rockets Educator Guide

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NASA

Rockets as a classroom topic generates exciting classroom opportunities for hands-on experimentation. Background information about the history of rockets and basic rocket science are provided. The activities and demonstrations are suitable for learners at many grade levels and support science, mathematics and technology. A matrix is included suggesting grade levels for activities. The material and tool requirements are simple. A few of the bigger projects require the design and construction of a launch platform. Emphasis is on the use of the scientific method of data collection, interpretation, teamwork and problem solving. The content list of the guide is as follows:
Introductory Pages
A Pictorial History of Rockets
What Comes Next
How Rockets Work
Applying Newton's Laws
Pop Can Hero Engine
3...2...1...PUFF!
Heavy Lifting
Newton Car
Rocket Races
Pop! Rocket Launcher Directions
Pop! Rockets
Foam Rocket
Launch Altitude Tracker
Rocket Wind Tunnel
Advanced High-Power Paper Rockets
Water Rocket Launcher Directions
Water Rocket Construction
Project X-51
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Language:
English
Curriculum Alignment:
CAPS aligned
Publication Date:
2017-09-14
Grades:
R, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Audience:
Teachers
Type:
Digital document
Categories:
Teaching Planning classes Teaching techniques
Copyright:
Open Resource Material
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