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Dynamic Design: Launch and Propulsion DLESE Reviewed Collection
This module focuses on the launch and propulsion of the Genesis spacecraft. Students will become familiar with how rockets are launched, learn how and why specific rockets are chosen for varying payloads, learn about the history of rocketry, and work with variables that might affect the performance of a launch vehicle. They will work in teams to test a single variable involved in launching a rocket and learn the variables involved with constructing and launching a water rocket. Each activity includes a teacher's guide and students handouts. Video and audio clips are provided.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Classroom activity
    • Guide for instructor
    • Module / Unit
  • Space science
  • Technology
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Videos require Quicktime
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and other restrictions information is unknown.
DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-ESERevSProd042
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: NASA JPL