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Space telescopes can offer us better, clearer views of the universe (and of our own planet) than Earth-based telescopes can, but getting these large, delicate pieces of equipment into orbit is tricky.
In this activity, learners construct their own small catapults using simple materials. Learners follow visual instructions to build their launching device.
In this Engineering Design Challenge activity, learners will use balloons to investigate how a multi-stage rocket, like that used in the Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) mission, can propel a sat
In this tabletop board game, players will represent a team of scientists and engineers sending a spacecraft on a mission to space.
In "Exploring the Solar System: Stomp Rockets," participants learn about how some rockets carry science tools—not scientists—into space, and how a special kind of rocket called "sounding rockets" can
In this activity, learners work in teams to construct and test fly drinking straw rockets. Learners explore how changing the rockets' fins affect flight distance.
In this activity, learners explore trebuchet design. Teams of learners construct trebuchets from everyday materials.
In this activity, learners construct a simple air pressure launcher for paper rockets.
Hooray! In this design challenge activity, learners invent a device that launches a spoonful of confetti into the air. Learners are encouraged to create the biggest cloud of confetti possible.
In this activity, learners simulate a multistage rocket launch using party balloons, fishing line, straws, and a plastic cup.
This activity (on page 2 of the PDF under SciGirls Activity: Lift Off) is a full inquiry investigation into the engineering challenges of sending scientific sensors into space.
This is an online Flash game where learners can experiment with ballistics and how to compensate for the varying levels of gravity found on the planets of our Solar System.
Use a homemade potato launcher to explore air pressure. This activity includes simple instructions on how to build a homemade propulsion pipe using pipe, a wooden dowel and duct tape.
In this activity, learners will build a stomp-powered launcher to blast off paper rockets they design. Materials can be found at a local hardware store or you may already have them at home.
In this dynamic activity, learners build a catapult that launches projectiles, such as marshmallows.