In this activity, students view a PowerPoint presentation introducing some rockets, their purposes and distances travelled in space.

By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

  • describe some rockets and their purpose
  • begin to think about what they already know about rockets and space and what they want to find out
  • describe the relative distances and sizes of the Earth, the atmosphere, the Moon and the Sun and relate this to distances travelled by some rockets.

Download the Word file (see link below) for:

  • introduction/background notes
  • what you need
  • what to do
  • extension ideas.

Download the Rockets and space PowerPoint (see link below).

    Published 30 November 2011, Updated 18 June 2015