Non-Newtonian fluids

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1502-non-newtonian-fluids
Many people have heard of Sir Isaac Newton. He is famous for developing many scientific ...

Rocket aerodynamics

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/392-rocket-aerodynamics
Rocket aerodynamics is the study of how air flows over a rocket and how this affects drag and ...

Calculating rocket acceleration

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/397-calculating-rocket-acceleration
How does the acceleration of a model rocket compare to the Space Shuttle? By using the ...

States of matter

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1499-states-of-matter
Anything that has mass is made up of matter – an all-encompassing word for atoms and molecules ...

Brief history of rockets – timeline

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1868-brief-history-of-rockets-timeline
This timeline looks at some of the historical aspects of rockets - taking science and ...

Getting rockets into space

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/394-getting-rockets-into-space
Rockets launched into space can be suborbital (brief visit to space) or orbital (staying in ...

Lift-off

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/389-lift-off
A rocket will launch and keep speeding up as long as the force pushing it upwards (thrust) is ...

Launch simulator challenge

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/407-launch-simulator-challenge
In this activity, students use a rocket launch simulation. They change variables such as thrust ...

Viscosity

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1500-viscosity
If you poured some water down a slope, it would flow freely and quickly, but what about if you ...

Types of chemical rocket engines

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/393-types-of-chemical-rocket-engines
Chemical rocket engines use a fuel (something to burn) and an oxidiser (something to react with ...

Balloon car challenge

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/404-balloon-car-challenge
In this activity, students design and build a balloon-powered car to better understand the ...

Rockets and thrust

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/390-rockets-and-thrust
What is a rocket pushing against to make it start moving? Is it pushing against the ground? The ...

Water bottle rockets

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/406-water-bottle-rockets
In this activity, students make a water bottle rocket. They investigate the variables that ...

Sir Isaac Newton

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1511-sir-isaac-newton
Born in England in 1643, Sir Isaac Newton could easily have ended up as a farmer instead of ...

Investigating rockets – introduction

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/385-investigating-rockets-introduction
Rocket science includes ideas of forces and motion, how rockets work and some of the challenges ...

Introduction to rockets and space

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/402-introduction-to-rockets-and-space
In this activity, students view a PowerPoint presentation introducing some rockets, their ...

Investigating rocket motion

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/408-investigating-rocket-motion
In this activity, students investigate the motion of a rocket using a spreadsheet with graphs ...

Strange liquids – introduction

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1509-strange-liquids-introduction
Liquid is one of the states of matter, and viscosity is a property of liquid. Some liquids ...

Liquids

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1501-liquids
Liquids are one of the states of matter – the other states are solids, gases, plasmas and ...

Peter Beck

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/398-peter-beck
Position: CEO and technical director, Field: Rocket engineering, Organisation: Rocket Lab ...

Rocket control

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/387-rocket-control
University of Canterbury PhD students Malcolm Snowdon and Avinash Rao are developing flight ...

Effervescent canister rockets

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/405-effervescent-canister-rockets
In this activity, students make an effervescent canister rocket using baking soda and vinegar ...

Exploring states of matter

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1504-exploring-states-of-matter
In this activity, students develop a concept map to summarise current ideas about states of ...

Material World – Mixtures

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2257-material-world-mixtures
The Science Learning Hub has many resources for primary teachers related to mixtures in the ...
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