This Learning Scenario is targeted at children from 9-10 years of age but may be adapted for older children. In this Learning Scenario, children will be learning about rocket flight and how we leave Earth, fly to the Moon. Children will be able to identify the key features of rockets which are required for them to fly into space and do so as safely as possible.
This activity is based over 1 lessons, both lasting approx. 60 mins
Part 1 concentrates on the learning of processes involved in the flight of rockets to space, identification of rocket features and the progressing to designing, drawing and labeling a rocket. This will be used to assess children’s knowledge & understanding of key features and terms discussed during lesson. New words: gravity, aerodynamic, gravitational pull, thrust,
Part 2 concentrates on the construction of a straw rocket that will be launched and then reviewed on what went well and why and what would be changed and why.
|Table of summary|
|Subject||Social, Environmental & Scientific Education (S.E.S.E): Science; History; Geography Technology, Mathematics, Physics, STEM.|
|Topic||Fly to the Moon Features of rockets and rocket design|
|Age range of students||9-10 years old|
|Preparation time||1 hour|
|Teaching time||1.5 hours|
|Online teaching material||Airbus Foundation Discovery Space – Mission to the Moon (Fly me to the Moon): https://www.airbus.com/company/sustainability/airbusfoundation/discovery-space/kids/mission-to-the-moon.html#Fly European Space Agency Paxi explorează luna! – YouTube Paper Rockets – STEM Activity – YouTube|
|Offline teaching material||Two pieces of paper Scissors Pencil Drinking straw Drinking straw Ruler Clear space in which to launch your “rockets,” such as a large room, hallway or outdoor area with no wind Measuring tape (optional)|
|Airbus Foundation Discovery Space resources used||Mission to the Moon: 1. Launching into space video 2. How to Fly in Space|
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