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ERIC Number: ED281775
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Model Rocketry in the High School. Grades 9-12. Course Guide.
Grossenbacher, Roger
This document describes a general introductory course in applied science intended for students of various interests and abilities. The course is designed to provide high school students with a basic understanding of the space age with an emphasis on model rocketry. Included is an outline of the subject matter to be covered in units on: (1) constructing and launching model rockets; (2) the laws of motion and energy; (3) rocket aerodynamics and propulsion systems; (4) recovery techniques; (5) altitude tracking; (6) the earth and our solar system; (7) the history of space flight; (8) future space projects; (9) aerospace industry related careers; (10) projects and reports; (11) advanced model rocket techniques; and (12) individual projects and demonstrations. For each unit a cross-reference of proficiency requirements, key vocabulary words, and useful printed and audio-visual materials is provided. The course description stresses the use of various indoor and outdoor hands-on activities and laboratory experiences. The appendix contains the model rocketry safety code of the National Association of Rocketry and the Hobby Industry of America. (TW)
Estes Industries, 1295 H Street, Penrose, CO 81240.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A