ERIC Number: ED281775
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Model Rocketry in the High School. Grades 9-12. Course Guide.
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)
Descriptors: Aerospace Education, Aerospace Industry, Course Descriptions, Experiential Learning, School Safety, Science Activities, Science and Society, Science Education, Science Experiments, Science Instruction, Secondary Education, Secondary School Science, Space Exploration, Space Sciences, Technological Advancement
Estes Industries, 1295 H Street, Penrose, CO 81240.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
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