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Grade Level: K-4, 5-8, 9-12
Science Education Standards: Science and Technology -- Content Standard E
Understandings About Science and Technology
- People have always had problems and invented tools and techniques (ways of doing something) to solve problems. Trying to determine the effects of solutions helps people avoid some new problems.
- Scientists and engineers often work in teams with different individuals doing different things that contribute to the results. This understanding focuses primarily on teams working together and secondarily, on the combination of scientist and engineer teams.
- Tools help scientists make better observations, measurements, and equipment for investigations. They help scientists see, measure and do things that they could not otherwise see, measure and do.
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.