From NASA, these activities look at the scientific, technological, engineering and mathematical foundations of rocketry to provide exciting classroom opportunities for authentic hands-on experimentation. Rockets have formed the basis of space exploration.
Extensive teachers' notes, guidance and lesson plans contained in this educator guide emphasize hands-on science, prediction, data collection and interpretation, teamwork, and problem solving.
The guide also contains background information about the history of rockets and basic rocket science.
SAFETY NOTE: Recently, an air pressurized paper rocket launcher being used by an educator failed.
This launcher is described in NASA’s Rockets Educator Guide, publications EG-2011-11-223-KSC, pp. 86-90 and EG-2008-05-060-KSC, pp. 86-90. NASA completed an engineering investigation into the failure and determined that the launcher, or design equivalents, should not be used. These pages have therefore been removed from the guide.
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|Subject(s)||Physics, Design and technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Practical work, Science|
|Published||2000 - 2009|
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