Using Thrust, Weight & Control: Rocket Me into Space

Type of Resource



One exciting challenge for engineers is the idea of exploration. Through the continuing storyline of the Rockets unit, this lesson looks more closely at Spaceman Rohan, Spacewoman Tess, their daughter Maya, and their challenges with getting to space, setting up satellites, and exploring uncharted waters via a canoe. This lesson reinforces rockets as a vehicle that helps us explore outside the Earth's atmosphere (that is, to move without air) by employing the principles described in Newton's thir

Performance Expectations

3-PS2-1   Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence of the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on the motion of an object.