Rocket Power

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The presentation was clear and consise. I think that will be a great activity for students to do. I like that the activity will have students use their math and science skills to complete the activity.

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Rocket Power : 

Rocket Power Finding Velocity and Acceleration at the speed of rockets

What is a Rocket? : 

What is a Rocket? A rocket is a vehicle which has the capability to carry a payload (amount of weight) into space. Model rockets are a scaled down version of real rockets that power into space To make a rocket at home from a 2 liter bottle check out http://adc.gsfc.nasa.gov/adc/education/space_ex/2liter.html

Rocket Motors vs Rocket Engines : 

Rocket Motors vs Rocket Engines Both devices create the thrust (force) to lift the rocket off the ground (into space). Motors – A simple device used to convert stored propellant (fuel) into hot gases to produce thrust (solid propellants). Engines – A complicated machine with moving parts to convert stored propellant (fuel) into hot gases to produce thrust (Liquid propellants).

Types of Rockets : 

Types of Rockets Solid Fuel Rockets These rockets use a dry mixed propellant Mixture of fuel and oxidizer Most common in model rockets Liquid Fuel Rockets These rockets use a liquid propellant stored in separate containers Fuel Oxidizer

Personalities of Rocketry : 

Personalities of Rocketry Chinese – Discovered a simple form of rockets made out of bamboo. They then used them to fire arrows at their enemies Mongols – The enemy of the Chinese and responsible for spreading rocketry to the Western (European) world Johann Schmidlap – designed the first multistage rockets to power higher fireworks into the sky Kronstantin Tsiolkovsky – Father of Modern Astronomics; had the first idea to use liquid propellants

Formulas to know : 

Formulas to know Velocity V=D/T V=Velocity, D=Distance traveled, & T=Time Acceleration A=F/M A=Acceleration, F=Force (Thrust), & M=Mass

Questions to answer about rockets? : 

Questions to answer about rockets? What is thrust? What is the formula to find acceleration? What is a rocket? Who first used rockets in war? What is the formula to find velocity? What type of rocket thrust creating device uses solid propellants?

Math & Science Standards : 

Math & Science Standards Math: Algebra 5 Science Physics 1.a Physics 1.b Physics 1.c

Resources : 

Resources NASA for educators: http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/topnav/materials/listbytype/Adventures_in_Rocket_Science.html

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