Adventures in Rocket Science Educator Guide

The NASA “Adventures in Rocket Science Educator Guide” is a model rocketry guidebook for teachers and is now available for download from the NASA website at:

NASA – Adventures in Rocket Science Educator Guide

Funded by the NASA Explorers Institute and directed by the MSFC Academic Affairs Office, education specialists developed the curriculum with the help of the National Association of Rocketry (NAR). The material was then tested in workshops pairing NAR members and the MSFC with science educators.

The “Adventures in Rocket Science Educator Guide” has 25 activities designed for Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Boys and Girls Clubs, 4-H Clubs, and other after-school programs.

Kids learn about the history and principles of rocketry and NASA’s newest rockets – Ares I and Ares V. Through the hands-on activities, they learn about altitude tracking, parachutes and surface area, Hero Engines, and Newton’s Laws of Motion. Students also learn how to build four types of rockets and two types of egg drops.

The guide is pretty long so if you’re unable or unwilling to print it out at home, OfficeMax ImPress has joined forces with NASA to provide you with a convenient alternative:

In addition to providing office supplies, technology products and furniture, every OfficeMax superstore also features ImPress services for high-tech digital printing and copying as well as binding, finishing, laminating and more. Just click the yellow new user’s guide link to get more details on how to order or you can just click the yellow order documents link to get started. When you self-register to the site your e-mail address works best as a user name. When you are asked for a company name, enter NASA to see the NASA document collection.

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