A rocket is taking off!

Grades 3-8 Blast Off!

About this Activity

This activity is "Blast Off." Follow the activity guide as you lead participants through a discussion on about the physics behind launching a space shuttle orbiter into space. You can use the slideshow to guide discussion and have participants investigate the topic. Participants can use the worksheets at the end of the activity guide to record thoughts and take part in an activity. activities can be led both synchronously or asynchronously.

For synchronous instruction, we recommend a platform that allows both for whole group discussion and for participants to interact in small groups.

For asynchronous adaptations, we provide suggestions for teachers to provide additional support for the activities and for participants to share their work with each other. To have participants work on this activity independently, share the activity sheet and slideshow with them and have them share using the platform of your choice.

Activity Slideshow

A man and woman read an exhibit panel on Intrepid's flight deck while their child points at the propeller of an aircraft.

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