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.Continue reading