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Students explore rocketry using balloon rockets. They demonstrate how rockets can achieve greater altitudes by using the technology of staging. By using two inflated balloons that slide along a fishing line, they simulate a multistage rocket launch with thrust produced from escaping air.
4th - 9th Science
I love this topic and don't think it is discussed nearly enough. Learners consider how boys and girls are stereotyped around the world and how marketing uses and promotes these stereotypes by how they package or present children's toys. Legos are used as the primary model of this phenomenon and help facilitate good discussion, as well as activities that will get kids thinking about the differences between gender and sex.
3rd - 5th 21st Century Skills CCSS: Designed
Fourth graders, while working in centers read Richie's Rocket by Joan Anderson, and then create a puzzle using ideas, emotions, and experiences from the story. In addition, they write specific definitions for certain words, use those words in sentences, write a synonym for the word, draw a picture of the word, and create a short dramatic scene from the story.
4th English Language Arts
Fourth graders, after reading with intonation and expression the book, "Richie's Rocket," by Joan Anderson, circulate in centers to create a puzzle with emotions and experiences from the ideas in the story, write the definition of words down, write each word in a complete sentence as well as list a synonym for each word.
4th Visual & Performing Arts
May the Force Be With You: Thrust
Students study how propellers and jet turbines generate thrust. This lesson plan focuses on Isaac Newton's 3rd Law of Motion, which states that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Student teams explore the difference in how jet engines create thrust compared to propeller engines.
4th - 6th English Language Arts
Exploring the Ares 1-X Launch-Downrange Distance
In this Ares 1-X launch worksheet, students read about the path of this rocket's launch and solve 2 problems. Students find the number of seconds it took the rocket to fall from a given altitude and they determine how far from the launch pad it reached its maximum altitude.
9th - 12th Math
TE Activity: The Great Gravity Escape
Students examine the principles of orbit using water balloons and a piece of string to see how gravity and the velocity of a spacecraft balance to form an orbit. They determine how an object can escape the gravity of the sun or planet. They look at how engineers design huge rockets so that they can get out of the Earth's gravity.
6th - 8th Science
Launches for the Stars
Students are introduced to rockets and the space shuttle program. After viewing a 1960s show, they examine the role and history of NASA and how it evolved into having a space shuttle program. In groups, they create their own model rocket and see if it launches.
7th - 8th Science
A Fantasy Story: Baby Bear's Space Journey
Give this literacy worksheet to your beginning readers to help them draw out key details and retell in their own words. They read a short fantasy story about a bear in space which includes dialogue, onomatopoeia, and a simple story line. Then, learners tell it in their own words and answer three comprehension questions by circling pictures.
K - 1st English Language Arts CCSS: Designed