NASA Glenn Videoconference:
Subject Areas: Science
Grade Level: 5-12
National Science Standards:
Physical Science - Position and motion of
Science and Technology - Abilities of technological
Science and Technology - Understanding about science and technology.
- After engaging in this set of activities, students will demonstrate an understanding
of how rockets work and the problems associated with using rockets to explore
The videoconferencing workshops offered by the NASA Glenn Research Center's Digital
Learning Network introduce students to a variety of concepts/innovations involving
space exploration, science, and aeronautics research. The pre- and post-conference
activities are intended to supplement the "Rocket Science" videoconference presented
by NASA Glenn scientist, Tom Benson. In the pre-conference activity, students
will construct a paper rocket and conduct various experiments to improve its performance.
Working in teams, students will complete a post-conference activity in which they
construct a rocket using a 2-liter bottle.
Assessment: Pre- and post-conference assessment
tools are available.
Students will be evaluated on their ability to complete
research and explain findings. Students will also be evaluated on the accuracy
or feasibility of their answers in the post-assessment activity.
Submitted by: Chris Marks and Brian Mears,
University of Akron, Akron, Ohio.
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