•  Rocket Launchers   


     rocket launchers


    Rocket Launchers     Engineering Design Component! 

    Students will be introduced to the basics of rocket design and how they move. They will see how the forces of flight and Newton’s Laws apply to rocketry. Then they will learn the engineering design process and become engineers by designing a straw rocket ready for launch. Rockets will be tested and engineering concepts will be applied so they can rebuild a new rocket based on information gained from original launch. Distance and height of rockets will be assessed.


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     arrow animated Aligned Standards

    Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)  MCCRS- RELA & Math

     3-5-ETS1-1. Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.
    3-5-ETS1-2. Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
    3-5-ETS1-3. Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.

    Students will collect, organize, display, analyze, or interpret data to make decisions or predictions
    e) Organize and display data in line graphs
    f) Determine the appropriate type of graph to effectively display data
    Students will identify attributes, units, or systems of measurements or apply a variety of techniques, formulas, tools or technology for determining measurements.
    2. Measure angles
    a) Measure a single angle.
    New Common Core Math Standards Mathematical Practices
    1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
    2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
    4. Model with mathematics
    5. Use appropriate tools strategically.
    6. Attend to precision.

    Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation and other information known about the topic to explore ideas under discussion.

    Report on a topic or text or present an opinion, sequencing ideas logically and using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.