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140 resources with the concept rockets

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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
New ReviewHow 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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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 lesson 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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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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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.
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Water Rocket Launch

For Teachers 3rd - 10th Standards
How do rockets fly? Teams design, build, and launch a rocket made from a two-liter bottle to explore forces on a rocket such as Newton's Laws of Motion.  During the design phase, young engineers draw a diagram of their rocket and include...
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Launch It

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Launching a rocket with a balloon�—that sounds crazy! The class brainstorms design characteristics of a rocket. Individuals build a balloon launcher and a rocket straw. Using the air stored in a balloon, the individuals launch their...
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Rocket Wind Tunnel

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Using a teacher-built wind tunnel constructed from a paper concrete tube form, a fan, and a balance, individuals determine the amount of drag their rocket design will experience in flight. Pupils make modifications to increase the...
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Project X-51

For Teachers 4th - 9th Standards
In a nose-cone to nose-cone competition, which rocket will prevail? Teams form rocket companies to design and build a rocket while competing against other teams in an economic challenge. The team that comes up with the best benefit/cost...
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Water Rocket Construction

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
What are the basics for building a rocket out of a two-liter bottle? The procedures outline the basics to create an air- and water-powered bottle rocket. Prior to launching the rockets, teams perform safety checks to ensure their designs...
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Advanced HighPower Paper Rockets

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Teams construct rockets to carry out predetermined missions using different rocket-building techniques. Groups develop the mission specifications and rocket design plans for approval prior to construction. Teams launch similar missions...
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Water Rocket Launcher

For Teachers 4th - 12th
How can you launch an object that isn't propelled by air? The resource provides directions to build a launcher to launch rockets made of two-liter bottles. The launcher, built mainly from materials found at the local hardware store, uses...
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Launch Altitude Tracker

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
Using PVC pipe and aquarium tubing, build an altitude tracker. Pupils then use the altitude tracker, along with a tangent table, to calculate the altitude of a launched rocket using the included data collection sheet.
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Foam Rocket

For Teachers 4th - 12th Standards
When going for distance, does it make a difference at what angle you launch the rocket? Teams of three launch foam rockets, varying the launch angle and determining how far they flew. After conducting the series of flights three times,...
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Pop! Rockets

For Teachers K - 6th Standards
Off they go — launching rockets is fun. The lesson plan contains templates to build paper rockets that can be launched from a PVC pipe launcher. Individuals or groups build the rockets and determine the shapes for their fins. Included...
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Rocket Races

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
And they are off! Using Styrofoam meat trays and balloons, individuals build racers that demonstrate Newton's Third Law of Motion. Pupils run their racers three times and make improvements between each trial. To conclude the activity,...