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NASA: Rockets Teachers Guide with Activities
Middle and high school students will soar with this NASA resource.
Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12

This site from NASA provides fun, interactive activities that relate to the math and science of rocketry. The site is geared towards middle and high school students, as well as the general public.
The site has a simple design with an index of links in the left sidebar. Information on how to use the site's resources is provided on the main page.

Teachers will certainly be able to put the information and resources at this site to good use in helping students learn the basic math and physics that govern the design and flight of rockets. Users will want to begin by reading the information on how to use the resources. Background information sections are provided on the history of rockets, rocket principles, and practical rocketry. The sections on rocket principles and practical rocketry explain why rockets work and how to make them more efficient. The activities section includes simple activities that explain the science of rocketry. Each activity uses inexpensive materials and includes complete instructions, diagrams, material lists, and discussion points. Some of the topics covered are engines, pinwheels, paper rockets, pencil rockets, balloon staging, and altitude tracking.


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