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Engineering Design Challenge: Spacecraft Structures

 
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Catalog of NASA Explorer Schools Online Classroom Resources

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Summary: NASA Now Videos and Featured Lessons on the Virtual Campus

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Engineering Design Challenge: Spacecraft Structures 1-22-2014

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Summary: Web Seminar Archive

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Engineering Design Challenge: Spacecraft Structures 2-26-2014

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Summary: Web Seminar Archive

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Engineering Design Challenges: Spacecraft Structures Educator Guide

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Summary: The structural elements that hold together an aerospace vehicle must be strong and as lightweight as possible to minimize the fuel needed to reach orbit.

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Engineering Design Challenge Spacecraft Structures 1-22-2014.pdf

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Summary: Web Seminar Presentation

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Engineering Design Challenge Spacecraft Structures 2-26-2014.pdf

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Summary: Web Seminar Presentation

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NASA eClips™

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Summary: NASA eClips™ are short, relevant educational video segments. These videos inspire and engage students, helping them see real world connections. New video segments are produced weekly exploring current applications of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, topics.

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NASA Now Minute: Propulsion

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Orion Homepage

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Reference Guide & Formula Sheet for Physics

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Rockets Educator Guide

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Summary: Few classroom topics generate as much excitement as rockets. The scientific, technological, engineering and mathematical foundations of rocketry provide exciting classroom opportunities for authentic hands-on, minds-on experimentation.

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Spaghetti Anyone? Building With Pasta

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Summary: Use the engineering design process to build a structure to handle the greatest load. Gain first-hand experience with compression and tension forces.

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Force and Motion: Position and Motion

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Summary: Science Objects are two hour on-line interactive inquiry-based content modules that help teachers better understand the science content they teach. This Science Object is the first of four Science Objects in the Force and Motion SciPack. It provides an...

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Podcast: Force and Motion Short Course: Rockets

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Summary: The Podcast: Force and Motion Short Course: Rockets is a segment of the Force and Motion Short Course. The podcast is 7 minutes 48 seconds in duration.

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Rocket Flight

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Summary: Launch rockets to test the effect of design modifications on flight characteristics. As a culminating activity to a unit on motion, students design, build, and launch model rockets.

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Shedding Light on Engineering Design

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Summary: Scientific inquiry leads to an engineering challenge and both are illuminated. The authors share their instructional approach and demonstrate how teachers can take small steps toward effectively incorporating engineering design in the elementary science...

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Springtime Flights of Fancy

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Summary: Students of all ages are fascinated by space because it represents a mysterious frontier, and rockets excite students because they represent the means by which scientists learn about this frontier, through satellites or probes to other planets. Use this...

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Straw Rockets Are Out of This World

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Summary: STEM activities for upper elementary students.