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        Straw Rocket Engineering Design Challenge

        Students use the engineering design process to create a straw rocket in this lesson plan created by teacher Nicolette Forde-Mason under For Teachers in the Support Materials.

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        Aerodynamics: What Causes Lift?

        How does an airplane stay aloft when upside down? This media rich essay from NOVA offers a nuanced explanation.

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        NASA Ames Rocket to the Moon


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        How to Launch a Rocket | ISS Science

        What do balloons have to do with rockets? Find out in this episode of ISS Science with Astronaut Randy Bresnik.

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        Newton's Third Law: Action–Reaction

        In this blended lesson designed to enhance literacy skills, an early astronaut's experiences teach students that Newton's third law of motion—for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction—applies both on Earth and in outer space.

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        Rocket Sled

        Explore the relationship between thrust, drag, friction, weight, and acceleration in this interactive simulation. Use the slider to control the thrusters and the buttons to control mass, friction, and air drag. Can you make the sled stop on a particular rock?

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        Design a Liquid Fuel Rocket Engine


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