Center of Mass and Center of Pressure: Engineering a Stable
Attend this web seminar and learn how to incorporate rocketry into your implementation
of the Next Generation Science Standards. The featured activity focuses on the Disciplinary
Core Ideas: Forces and Interactions along with Engineering Design in grades 6-8.
We will be covering the following performance expectations:
- MS-PS2-1, Applying Newton's Third Law
- MS-PS2-2, Planning an investigation to provide evidence that the change in an object's
motion depends on the sum of the forces on the object and the mass of the object
- MS-PS2-4, Construct and present arguments using evidence to support the claim that
gravitational interactions are attractive and depend on the masses of the interacting
We will also be taking a look at these Science and Engineering Practices:
- Asking Questions and Defining Problems
- Planning and Carrying Out Investigations
Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions.
The web seminar will also address the Crosscutting Concept: Influence of Science
Engineering and Technology on Society and the Natural World.
During this seminar you will get an overview of the activity and the Educator Rocket
Guide, explore the NASA connections, share tips and tricks for implementing the
lesson in the classroom, watch videos of students engaged in the lesson, and discuss
possible modifications or extensions. You will also learn how to mechanically approximate
center of mass and center of pressure.
Title: Center of Mass and Center of Pressure: Engineering a Stable
Target grades: 6-8
Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m. Eastern Time
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