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Beginner's Guide to Rockets
Fundamental Terminology
Subject Area: Science, Physics
Grade Level: 11-12
National Standards:


Science
  • Science as Inquiry: Understanding about science inquiry.
  • Physical Science: Motions and forces.
  • Science and Technology: Understandings about science and technology.

Technology

  • Technology research tools - use content-specific tools, software and simulations to support learning and research.
  • Technology research tools - select and use appropriate tools and technology resources to accomplish a variety of tasks and solve problems.

Objectives:

After reading the explanation given below, use information found on the World Wide Web to complete the activity in which you will demonstrate an understanding of the application of Newton's Three Laws of Motion to flight.


The Beginner's Guide to Rockets is a Web site of information prepared by NASA Glenn Research Center to help you better understand rockets and rocket propulsion. Click Beginner's Guide Index to access the list of slides. Open the slides hyperlinked from Fundamental Terms Activity and read the information before completing the activity.


Assessment:

You, or you and your partner(s), will be evaluated on the accuracy of your answers.

Evaluation:

You will be able to use information found on the World Wide Web to complete the activity designed to demonstrate your understanding of terminology and Newton's Laws of Motion and how they apply to rockets.

Submitted by: Patrick J. Kelley, Medina County Career Center, Medina, Ohio



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Last Updated: Jun 12 2014

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