When:Saturday, February 1, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where:Von Karman Auditorium, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California
Target Audience:Teachers for grades 4-12
Overview:Update: Jan. 23, 2020 – This workshop is full. See below for online resources related to this workshop.
Get students using the engineering design process to investigate the principles of flight and the upcoming launch of NASA's next Mars rover in this workshop from NASA-JPL Education. Participants will use concepts and practices from the Next Generation Science Standards, or NGSS, such as scale and modeling, to build rocket prototypes, revise their designs and launch stomp rockets. Plus, take home standards-aligned activities and lessons to use all year long.
- This workshop is not available online; you must be physically present to participate.
- This workshop is limited to educators at U.S.-based institutions and organizations.
Questions? Call the Educator Resource Center at 818-393-5917.
Can't attend the workshop? Explore these standards-aligned lessons online.
In this video lesson, students learn to design, build and launch paper rockets, calculate how high they fly and improve their designs.
Time 1-2 hrs
Students study rocket stability as they design, construct and launch paper rockets using soda straws.
Time < 30 mins
Rocket Activity: Heavy Lifting
Students construct balloon-powered rockets to launch the greatest payload possible to the classroom ceiling.
Time 30 mins - 1 hr
This free workshop is offered through the NASA/JPL Educator Resource Center, which provides formal and informal educators with NASA resources and materials that support STEM learning. For more information, visit the Educator Resource Center page.