3-2-1 Liftoff! #12 Rocket Math
Short Description: Students find missing addends in simple number sentences.
3-2-1 Liftoff! #13 Rocket Patterns
Short Description: Students use paper rockets to practice recognizing, creating, and extending patterns.
3-2-1 Liftoff! #15 Rockets by Size
Short Description: Students sequence objects from shortest to tallest and from tallest to shortest.
3-2-1 Liftoff! #16 Getting in Shape
Short Description: Students create rockets out of shapes and practice shape recognition.
3-2-1 Liftoff! #17 Getting in Shape Again
Short Description: Students improve shape recognition by using simple directions to build pattern block rockets.
3-2-1 Liftoff! #18 Hide and Seek Rocket
Short Description: Students use numeral recogntion and position words to locate a hidden rocket.
3-2-1 Liftoff! #20 Fact and Fiction
Grade Level: K-4
Mission: Human Spaceflight (Earth)
Short Description: Using the concepts of fact and fiction, students review what they learned about the International Space Station (ISS), the space shuttle, and rockets.
A Case of the Wobbles: Finding Extra-Solar Planets
Topic: Planets Beyond our Solar System
Grade Level: 9-12
Short Description: Students plot and analyze NASA data to determine the period of an invisible planet orbiting a wobbling star.
A Grapefruit Saturn
Topic: Modeling Solar System Objects
Grade Level: 5-8
Mission: Voyager 1 (Our Solar System), Voyager 2 (Our Solar System)
Short Description: Students will construct a scale model of Saturn; use it to explain a Voyager image of Saturn's shadow on its rings; and, by trial and error, discover that light moves through space in straight lines.
ACE RTSW Data and Traditional Physics Problems
Grade Level: 9-12
Short Description: This investigation provides an opportunity for the learner to access some real-time Advanced Composition Explorer (ACE) spacecraft data. The ACE/SWEPAM data plots they will they will access will be used to determine temperature and radial speed for the solar wind. In addition, the learner will use a variety of information about the ACE spacecraft to solve sample physics problems dealing with conversion factors, kinematics, mass/weight, momentum, and work/power/energy. In the investigation, the learner is provided with the appropriate physics equations and conversion factors and is asked to solve the problems.