ERIC Number: ED406236
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Rockets: A Teacher's Guide with Activities in Science, Mathematics, and Technology. Grades K-12.
Shearer, Deborah A.; Vogt, Gregory L.
This guide contains activities that emphasize hands-on involvement, prediction, data collection and interpretation, teamwork, and problem solving. It begins with background information on the history of rocketry, scientific principles, and practical rocketry. Following the background sections are a series of activities that demonstrate the basic science of rocketry while offering challenging tasks in design. A brief background section within each activity elaborates on the concepts covered and points back to the introductory material in the guide. Information about where the activity applies to science and mathematics standards, assessment ideas, and extensions is also included. Because many of the activities and demonstrations apply to more than one subject area, a matrix chart is included that identifies opportunities for extended learning experiences. This guide also contains a suggested reading list and a list of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) educational resources as well as electronic resources. (JRH)
Descriptors: Data Collection, Data Interpretation, Demonstrations (Science), Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Hands on Science, Interdisciplinary Approach, Mathematics Education, Problem Solving, Science Activities, Science Process Skills, Space Sciences, Teaching Guides, Teamwork, Technology Education
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Education Division, Mail Code FE, Washington, DC 20546-0001.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.; National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC. Office of Human Resources and Education.