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Other

Description:

In this activity, learners work in NASA teams to build balloon-powered rockets using identical parts and compete to launch the greatest number of paper clips to "space" (the ceiling). The rockets learners build model the Ares V heavy lift launchers that carry heavy payloads into orbit. This lesson plan includes background information, tips, discussion questions and answers, and a "Mission Report" sheet for learners.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General
  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Acceleration,Informal Education,Mass and Weight,Data Analysis,NSDL,rocket,Data Representation,Conducting Investigations,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-056,Space Science,Problem Solving,Mathematics,Troubleshooting and Maintenance,payload,Motion and Forces,Communicating Results,Materials science,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110926122044740T,Data Collection,Transportation,Chemistry,Center of Gravity,balloon,Engineering,Social Sciences,Elementary School,heavy-lift,Science and society,Aerospace Engineering,Number and Operations,Invention and Innovation,Middle School,Formulating Explanations,Gathering Data,Reasoning and Proof,lift,Technology,General science,thrust,Representation,History/Policy/Law,Momentum and Velocity,Physics,Upper Elementary,Ares V,General,Probes, Satellites and Spacecraft,Research and Development,NASA,mass,Space science,The Design Process,Physical science,Education,Projectile Motion,Geoscience,Machines,Newton's Laws

Language:

English

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