This WebQuest will help students gain an understanding of rockets and rocket flight, how physics fundamentals are related to rockets, and how we will use model rockets.
1. go to http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/rocket/index.html and read the page.
2. click on “Guided Tours” on this page
3. on the “Guided Tours” page (http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/rocket/guided.htm ) go down the page to the “Rockets” section. You need to go through each section:
a. Forces on a Rocket (http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/rocket/rktfor.html )
b. Types of Rockets (http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/rocket/rktstomp.html )
c. Rocket Systems (http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/rocket/rockpart.html )
d. Rocket Flight (http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/rocket/bmotion.html )
After you read each page, click on the button.
Make sure you click on the button next to the topic you are on. For example, when in “Rocket Flight”, multiple sections appear at the bottom of the page. Make sure you click on the one next to “Rocket Flight”.
4. http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/TRC/Rockets/history_of_rockets.html read, take notes.
Take notes on each page you visit. Your notes will be graded as the first part of the Rockets Unit. Pay particular attention to the “Model Rocket” section of “Types of Rockets.”
You will be calculating a predicted altitude for your rockets before launch, and then we will see who's is the most accurate
WE WILL START BUILDING THE ROCKETS ON TUESDAY!