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146 resources with the concept rockets

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Rockets Educator Guide

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th Standards
The 17 resources in NASA’s Rockets Educator Guide provide young scientists and engineers an opportunity to engage in experiments as they examine images of more than 2,00 years of rockets. Scholars then read articles that provide an...
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On the Moon Educator Guide

For Teachers Pre-K - 12th Standards
The five lessons in NASA’s On the Moon Educator Guide challenge young engineers to design and build an air-powered rocket, a shock-absorbing system to protect two marshmallow astronauts, and a rubber band-powered rover. In addition, they...
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Mission to Mars

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Martians beware! Earthlings are on the way! A 13-resource collection prepares future astronauts for space travel by studying interesting facts about the Red Planet, the history of Martian exploration, and the development of robotics....
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Up, Up and Away! - Airplanes

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
Oh, if only Sir Isaac and Bernoulli could see us now. Even Orville and Wilbur would be amazed by what engineers have designed using their ideas. Next generation engineers put these principles to use as they use what they learn about...
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Solar System Printables Collection

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Use this ABCmouse collection to make learning about the solar system an out of this world experience! From word tracing to coloring pages, there is a wide range of activities to choose from. Create your FREE ABCmouse for Teachers account...
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Rocket Quads

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How high will it fly? Pairs build straw rockets and launch them at different angles and determine the height and horizontal distance of the flight path. Teams make conjectures about how the angle affects the measured distances and use...
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Film Canister Explosion

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Here is an outstanding experiment for young scientists! Film canisters (remember those?) are filled with water, and an Alka Seltzer tablet is dropped in. Explosions occur very quickly! The challenge for youngsters is to find out what the...
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Paper Rockets

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students design, construct, and fly paper rockets, and measure which rocket will travel the greatest distance. They construct the rocket out of paper, launch them by blowing air through a straw, and record the data in graph form.
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Destination Outer Space

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Learners investigate space travel. In this space travel lesson students examine space exploration history, engineers and scientists involved in space exploration, and Newton's third law of motion. Learners make rockets.
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Women's History Minute: Flight

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
You know Amelia Earhart and Sally Ride, but few recall the contributions of Harriet Quimby, Bessie Coleman, Florence Lowe Barnes, and Jacqueline Cochran to the history of flight. A short video introduces viewers to these high-flying women.
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Stomp Rocket

For Teachers K - 6th
It doesn't take rocket science to launch a rocket. A fun activity has pupils build a rocket that launches when they stomp on a plastic bottle. They learn how the escaping compressed gas from the bottle causes the rocket to fly.
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How the US Launched Its First Satellite

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Start to finish, the first satellite was an 84-day project. Follow the process in a video lesson presentation from the SciShow Space series. The narrator explains the decision-making process and structure of the satellite as well as the...
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May the Force Be With You: Thrust

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Force the plane through the air. The instructional activity introduces the force on an airplane that makes it go forward. Pupils learn how Newton's laws of motion apply to flight in the eighth segment of a 22-part unit on flight.
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Rocket Challenge

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
You might just be responsible for launching a future career in rocket science. Pupils use Alka-Seltzer® tablets as the power source for a film-canister rocket. These rockets must able to carry a clay payload and hit a target on a wall.
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Launch It

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Launch pupil interest in rockets. Scholars build rockets out of straws and balloons to learn about Newton's Third Law of Motion. Their task is to hit a target five feet away. It's not as easy as it seems!
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The Woman Who Saved the U.S. Space Race (And Other Unsung Scientists)

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Check out these Wonder Women! Introduce young scientists to some of the most amazing ladies the scientific community has seen. With stories from medicine, agriculture, and the Space Program, learners witness how women have played a...
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How Do Rockets Work?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Explore the chemistry of a rocket launch. An episode of the ACS Reactions playlist explains how propellant creates the thrust necessary to launch a rocket. The instructor considers both solid and liquid propellants to make a well-rounded...
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Jetpack Rocket Science

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Fly high using the force of water. A segment of the Veritasium playlist applies the Newton's Laws of Motion via a jetpack. Using a CO2 fire extinguisher, the video demonstrates the idea of Newton's second law, without enough mass. While...
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Alka-Seltzer Rockets

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Blast off! An engaging hands-on activity has pupils create rockets powered by Alka-Seltzer. They learn about the physics behind these rockets throughout the process.
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Satellites, Shuttles, and Space Stations: Satellites in Orbit

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Blast off! How do satellites, space shuttles, and space stations escape Earth's gravity and achieve orbit? Young astronauts study rocket science (literally) with an interactive lesson. They discover the four main uses for satellites, how...
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Model Rocket

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Create a model of a model rocket. Given a scenario of flying a model rocket and the equation that models the height of the rocket, pupils create a graph of the situation. The learners must label the axis and determine an appropriate...
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How To Go To Space

For Students 9th - 12th
Can you explain a complex topic using only simple words? The video narrator does just that! Using only the 1,000 most used words, he explains how a rocket leaves and returns to Earth. Scholars learn about opposing forces and how Earth's...
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STEM Activities for Middle School Students

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Use STEM activities within the class to provide connections to concepts. The resource includes activities that range from working with buoyancy to building rockets and launching them. Other activities involve the engineering design...
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The Great Gravity Escape

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Groups simulate an orbit using a piece of string and a water balloon. Individuals spin in a circular path and calculate the balloon's velocity when the clothes pin can no longer hold onto the balloon.