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    An inquiry approach is a method often used in science education. The question bank provides an initial list of questions about rockets and places where their answers can be found.

    The article Investigating rockets – introduction has links to further resources and student activities.

    Q. How big are rockets?

    Q. What is space?

    Q. What are the parts of a rocket?

    Q. What is a rocket pushing against?

    Q. How do gravity and drag affect motion?

    Q. How can a rocket be made to go higher?

    Q. What do the nose cone and fins do?

    Q. How does the mass of a rocket affect its motion?

    Q. How do rockets cope with extreme heat?

    Q. Is it good to invest in rockets and space research?

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    3, 2, 1...Lift off! is a collection that supports the House of Science 3, 2, 1...Lift off! kit which uses rockets as a context for learning about forces. This collection of resources covers NZC levels 1–4.

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      Published 30 November 2011 Referencing Hub articles