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 ...

Seismic waves

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/340-seismic-waves
When an earthquake occurs, the shockwaves of released energy that shake the Earth and ...

How do base isolators work?

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1022-how-do-base-isolators-work
Base isolation is a technique developed to prevent or minimise damage to buildings during an ...

Artificial satellites

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/269-artificial-satellites
An artificial satellite is an object that people have made and launched into orbit using ...

Principles of flight

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/299-principles-of-flight
For thousands of years, people have wanted to fly. Our legends and fairy tales are full of ...

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 ...

Wing aspect ratio

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/302-wing-aspect-ratio
Wing shapes and sizes of both birds and planes determine how they might perform or what they ...

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 ...

Gravity and satellite motion

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/268-gravity-and-satellite-motion
Gravity is a force that attracts all objects towards each other. People are attracted towards ...

Feathers and flight

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/308-feathers-and-flight
A bird is designed for flight. The combination of light weight, strength and shape, as well as ...

Non-renewable energy sources

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1570-non-renewable-energy-sources
Energy comes from many sources, and to describe these sources we use two terms: renewable and ...

Rockets and mass

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/391-rockets-and-mass
The mass of a rocket is important for two reasons – an object with less mass accelerates more ...

Causes of aerodynamic drag

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1346-causes-of-aerodynamic-drag
Aerodynamics is the study of how air flows over objects and the forces that the air and objects ...

Wing loading

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/301-wing-loading
You can tell a great deal about how a bird lives or what a plane has been designed for just ...

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 ...

Under the Earth’s surface

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/931-under-the-earth-s-surface
The Earth is an enormous place. There is so much that we don’t yet know about what happens on ...

Our solar system – revolutionary ideas

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/280-our-solar-system-revolutionary-ideas
Since the earliest times, humans have made observations of the night sky. These observations ...

Light and telescopes

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/1625-light-and-telescopes
The universe is full of amazing things, but we need help to see most of them. There are many ...

Launching satellites

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/272-launching-satellites
Launching a satellite into orbit requires consideration of a number of major science ideas ...

Wings and lift

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/300-wings-and-lift
For a plane or bird to fly, its wings must produce enough lift to equal its weight. Most wings ...

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 ...

Liquefaction

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/343-liquefaction
Liquefaction is a process that temporarily turns firm ground into a liquid. During the ...
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