NASA has created this guide for educators, full of activities and lesson plans. This resource for grades K thru 12 emphasizes hands-on science, prediction, data collection and interpretation, teamwork, and problem solving. Look for background information about the history of rockets and basic rocket science. The rocket activities in this guide support national curriculum standards for science, mathematics and technology. Many of the projects require only simple materials like paper, straws, rubber bands and the like.
The scientific, technological, engineering and mathematical foundations of rocketry provide exciting classroom opportunities for authentic hands-on, minds-on experimentation, no matter what the grade level.