Welcome to the virtual outreach unit on rockets from The U.S. Space and Rocket Center!  We would like to thank the Northrop Grumman Foundation for their generosity in sponsoring the development of this unit.  In this module you will find many resources that will help you provide an exciting and educational experience for your students.  From introductory concepts, to career connections, in addition to activities and lesson plans, we hope you find everything you need for a successful teaching experience.  Please see below for a detailed listing of the unit:


    • Pre-Activity Resources – Links to articles and videos that provide introductory information about rockets; how they work and what they do.
    • Interview with a Rocket Scientist – This video highlights the career and educational experiences of an aerospace engineer.
    • Activity – This document provides background information and instruction for building and launching three types of simple rockets.  There is also a video that demonstrates the activity.
    • Continue Learning – Links to help continue engagement.  The links include videos, and articles, as well as additional activities.
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