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Rockets
Grade Level: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Lesson Time: More Than an Hour
Body: Our Solar System

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Short Description: This NASA educator's guide has a variety of hands-on activities about rockets -- a fundamental part of any planetary mission-- that can be used with older students, but are also easily grasped by elementary students.

Why We Chose This Lesson
This lesson was chosen for its quality and potential alignment to Next Generation Science Standards.

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Disciplinary Core Ideas

  • ETS1: Engineering Design
  • PS2: Motion and Stability
  • PS3: Energy

Read more: NGSS Disciplinary Core Ideas

Practices:

  • 1-Asking questions (for science) and defining problems (for engineering)
  • 2-Developing and using models
  • 3-Planning and carrying out investigations
  • 4-Analyzing and interpreting data
  • 5-Using mathematics and computational thinking
  • 6-Constructing explanations (for science) and designing solutions (for engineering)

Read more: Science and Engineering Practices in the NGSS

Crosscutting Concepts:

  • 2-Cause and effect: mechanism and explanation
  • 4-Systems and system models
  • 6-Structures and function
  • 7-Stability and change

Read more: NGSS Crosscutting Concepts

Credit: NASA Education


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Last Updated: 8 Sep 2014