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Water Rocket Launch (developed by TryEngineering.org)

PrimaryPrimary MiddleMiddle  High SchoolSecondary

CriticalAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking

LiteracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy

NumeracyAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Numeracy

Personal and social capabilityAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Personal and social capability

This lesson focuses on aerospace engineering and how space flight has been achieved from an engineering vantage point. Student teams build and launch a rocket made out of a soda bottle, powered with an air pump, and consider the forces on a rocket, Newton’s Laws, and other principles and challenges of actual space vehicle launch.
Learn about aerospace engineering.
Learn about engineering design and redesign.
Learn about space flight.
Learn how engineering can help solve society’s challenges.
Learn about teamwork and problem solvin
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Water Rocket Launch

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Blast Off! (developed by TryEngineering.org)

MiddleMiddle  High SchoolSecondary

CriticalAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Critical and creative thinking

Personal and social capabilityAustralian Curriculum General Capability: Personal and social capability

Numeracy
Australian Curriculum General Capability: Numeracy

Literacy
Australian Curriculum General Capability: Literacy

This lesson focuses on aerospace engineering and how space flight has been achieved from an engineering vantage point. Students build and launch a model rocket and consider the forces on a rocket, Newton’s Laws, and other principles and challenges of actual space vehicle launch.
Learn about aerospace engineering.
Learn about engineering design and redesign.
Learn about space flight.
Learn how engineering can help solve society’s challenges.
Learn about teamwork and problem solving.

Blast Off

TeacherTeacher

Lesson Plan PDF

Student Handouts [Word]

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