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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Rocket Lab

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2431-rocket-lab
When we first met Peter Beck in 2010, his company Rocket Lab (formed in 2006) had not long ...

Physical World – Forces

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2261-physical-world-forces
Below are links to Science Learning Hub resources for primary teachers related to forces in the ...

Rockets teaching sequence – unit plan

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/409-rockets-teaching-sequence-unit-plan
Rocket science includes ideas of forces and motion, how rockets work and some of the challenges ...

Investigating rockets – question bank

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2498-investigating-rockets-question-bank
An inquiry approach is a method often used in science education. The question bank provides an ...

Materials for hypersonic vehicles

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/388-materials-for-hypersonic-vehicles
Dr Susan Krumdieck from the University of Canterbury is helping to develop new materials for ...

Nigel Latta Blows Stuff Up

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/2082-nigel-latta-blows-stuff-up
Nigel Latta Blows Stuff Up is a fun – and funny – series where TV personality Nigel Latta ...

NZ’s first space launch

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/resources/386-nz-s-first-space-launch
/resources/2431-rocket-labRocket Lab launched New Zealand’s first rocket designed to reach ...
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