Many classroom activities
have been developed which relate to the science and math of rocketry.
The activities listed on the left are taken from the
Rockets Educators Guide (EG-2003-01-108-HQ). All of the activites
from this publication are available here with the following
Water Bottle Rocket
activities are extended into
an entire section of the Beginner's Guide to Rockets.
The 3-2-1 Pop! antacid rocket activitity is now available from
NASA Space Place .
The Rocket Transportation and X-35 Project have not been included.
Aerospace Activies prepared by teachers during
summer workshops at NASA Lewis/Glenn Research Center.
- Construct models
of historical rockets. Refer to the reference list for picture books
on rockets to use as information on the appearance of various rockets.
Use scrap materials for the models such as:
- Mailing tubes
- Tubes from
- Coffee creamer
packages (small plastic containers that look like rocket engine
hosiery packages (for nose cones)
cones, spheres, and cylinders
- Use rockets as
a theme for artwork. Teach perspective and vanishing point by choosing
unusual angles, such as a birds-eye view for picturing rocket launches.
- Research the reasons
why so many different rockets have been used for space exploration.
- Design the next
generation of spaceships.
- Compare rockets
in science fiction with actual rockets.
- Follow up the
rocket activities in this guide with construction and launch of commercial
model rockets. Rocket kits and engines can be purchased directly from
the manufacturer. Obtain additional information about model rocketry
by contacting the
Association of Rocketry P.O. Box 177 Altoona,
Here are some additional Rocketry related web sites: