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Aerospace

Aerospace: The field of science, technology, and industry dealing with the flight of rockets and other spacecraft through the atmosphere and the space beyond it. 

In this unit, students will learn about space, spacecraft, and space travel. They will have an opportunity to build a water powered bottle rocket that will be shot off at the end of the unit. They will also have an opportunity to do an Internet search looking for answers about aeronautics (flight in atmosphere), aerospace (flight out of the atmosphere), and the history of both.

The students will use reading material, vocabulary words, study questions, videos, hands-on activities, computers and computer hardware to complete this unit.

The Aerospace unit will allow the student an opportunity to:

  • Learn about the history of flight and space travel.

  • Use a computer-generated word processor to type in information about aerospace.

  • Understand the concepts, principles, and physics of aerospace and rocket flight.

  • Construct a water powered bottle rocket.

  • Complete a test flight of the completed bottle rocket.  

Workstation Lesson Plan(Click on the activity to see the lesson)

 

Activity #1– Students will find the definitions to various vocabulary words and the answers to multiple choice questions dealing with aerospace and rockets, using their student notebook.

 

Activity #2 (Click here) – Students enter their answers to Activity #1 in the computer using Microsoft Word. The students will correctly save this information on the desktop.

 

Activity #3 (Click here) – Students will begin construction of their Stratoblaster Bottle Rocket.

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Activity #4 (Click here) – Students will continue to construct their Stratoblaster Bottle Rocket.

► CLICK HERE FOR PICTURES OF COMPLETED ROCKETS ◄

 

Activity #5 (Click here) - Students will complete their Stratoblaster Bottle Rocket.

 

Activity #6 (Click here) – Students will begin to use the computer and Internet to complete “AMERICA IN SPACE”

 

Use the following site to complete questions #1-16: http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/k-12/airplane/index.html

Use the following site to complete questions #1-16: http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/k-12/UEET/StudentSite/historyofflight.html

Use the following site to complete questions #1-16: http://www.av8n.com/how/#contents

Use the following site to complete questions #17-25: http://www.exploratorium.edu/ronh/weight/

 

Activity #7– Students will continue to use the computer and Internet to complete “America in Space”

 

Activity #8 (Click here) - Students will complete a PowerPoint presentation about a planet in the Solar System