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Grade 3-6 | 1 (7 hour) Day

What makes a rocket fly? Pixie dust? A cool paint job? Popeye’s spinach? This lesson will allow students to explore the four forces that are necessary for a rocket, or any flying object, to take flight. Young aviators will experience each of the forces of flight through a series of interactive activities and see how they all come together to make flight possible for humans and animals!

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Star Hopper (one per student)

Engines (one per rocket)

Launch System (one per 10 students)

Star Hopper Model Rocket Build Video (optional)

Camera (optional)

Flying Organism Pictures

Balloons

Frisbees

Running parachute or large, heavy duty trash bag

Cones

Measuring Tape

Rocket Safety Slide Presentation

Forces of Flight Slide Presentation

Paper

Pens/Pencils/Markers

Youth Program Guide

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PowerPoint Presentations

Rocket Safety Slide Presentation

Forces of Flight Slide Presentation

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Flying Organism Pictures

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