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Revised Paper Rocket Activity for Summer of Innovation Rocketry Camp

Lesson Plan in PDF (Grade Level: 5-12)

Uploaded: June 04, 2012

This is a modification activity to the high powered paper rocket activity used in the Summer of Innovation Rocketry Camp.

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Summer of Innovation Rocketry Camp Journal

Lesson Plan in Word (Grade Level: 5-9)

Uploaded: May 07, 2012

This is the Journal that goes along with the Rocketry Weeklong Camp. It is given to you in a word format, so you can make adjustments to suit your sites needs.

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NASA eClips: Collecting Data from Mars Using ARES

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Uploaded: April 26, 2012

This video explores the manner in which data can be collected from the planet Mars using the ARES program.

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Vectoring

Lesson Plan in PDF (Grade Level: 7-9)

Uploaded: March 25, 2012

Discover how vectoring the thrust from a jet engine affects movement of an airplane. Create a paper airplane powered by a balloon and determine direction of thrust.

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Density Cubes

Lesson Plan in PDF (Grade Level: 6-9)

Uploaded: March 23, 2012

Activity begins on page 14 To determine the density of different metals. Activity Overview: Using mathematics, students will determine the density of differing metals by first calculating each one’s mass and size, then solving as required.

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Rocket Pinwheel

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Uploaded: March 23, 2012

Construct a balloon- powered pinwheel. The balloon-powered pinwheel spins because of the action-reaction principle described in Newton's Third Law of Motion. Stated simply, the law says every action is, accompanied by an opposite and equal reaction. In this case, the balloon produces an action by squeezing on the air inside causing it to rush out the straw. The air, traveling around the bend in the straw, imparts a reaction force at a right angle to the straw. The result is that the balloon and straw spins around the pin.

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Wind Tunnel Activity for Summer of Innovation Aeronautics Camp

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Uploaded: March 21, 2012

Build a simple wind tunnel for testing small objects.

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Launch It

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Uploaded: March 21, 2012

Students will follow the design process to design and build a rocket from a straw to hit a target consistently. This activity is from the Design Squad.

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Move It

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Uploaded: March 21, 2012

Students will test action reaction results with balloons after making predictions in small groups. Activity found on page 32.

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Engineering Design Challenges-PPT_Susan Kohler

Presentation in PowerPoint (Grade Level: K-12)

Uploaded: July 26, 2011

By structuring these STEM activities around real-world engineering applications, these STEM engineering challenge activities are effective, innovative ways to engage students in the engineering design process, encourage their interest in space exploration, and inspire them to pursue a career in engineering. The activities are related to NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and NASA's Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite missions. The guide brings hands-on engineering and the adventure of space exploration to life for students. This power point includes: "Touchdown", "Launch It" from the On the Moon Guide and "Heavy Lifting" from the Rocket Guide.

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3-2-1 Pop!

Lesson Plan in PDF (Grade Level: 4-6)

Uploaded: June 22, 2011

Students construct a rocket powered by the pressure generated from an effervescing antacid tablet.

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Balloon Staging

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Uploaded: June 22, 2011

Two inflated balloons are joined in a way that simulates a multistage rocket launch as they slide along a fishing line on the thrust produced by escaping air.

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Nose Cone Experts

Lesson Plan in PDF (Grade Level: 7-9)

Uploaded: June 22, 2011

Student teams will construct predesigned card stock nose cones from patterns provided in the Adventures In Rocket Science Activity Guide. The wind tunnel simulation is one of the most basic and can be easily modified to create improved airflow, etc. Drag is measured here as a result of the differing distances the rocket body travels in opposition to the airflow. See page 90 of the guide.

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NASA Mission Simulator

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Uploaded: June 13, 2011

Students will use NASA Web-based simulators to follow sequenced directions and complete ordered tasks while learning how the shuttle is made ready for flight, how the shuttle docks with the International Space Station, how the shuttle lands, and how NASA retrieves the solid rocket boosters. They are designed to be done by an individual student or small group at a computer workstation.

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Touchdown Challenge

Lesson Plan in PDF (Grade Level: 4-6)

Uploaded: June 08, 2011

Students will design and build a shock-absorbing system that will protect two “astronauts” when they land.

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Spacecraft Structures

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Uploaded: June 08, 2011

In this challenge, students will undertake the problem of designing a strong but lightweight thrust structure that can withstand the launch of a bottle rocket by means of a wooden lever. By using simple materials such as craft sticks, cardboard, and a hot-melt glue, students strive to make their structure lighter while maintaining its strength. The goal is to construct a launcher that can withstand the force of repeatedly launching a one-kilogram bottle of water one meter into the air. This activity challenges your students to solve a real-world problem that is part of the space program using creativity, cleverness, and scientific knowledge, while learning about forces, structures, and energy transfer.

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EngineSim Simulator

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Uploaded: June 08, 2011

With this software you can investigate how a jet (or turbine) engine produces thrust by interactively changing the values of different engine parameters. It can be downloaded to a computer and run without internet connection. There are several skill levels.

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