• Fully Online and Asynchronous

    This course features 8 hours of content you can complete at your own pace, whenever it's convenient for you.

  • Engaging Videos

    Including a detailed step-by-step guide on how to build a Green Eggs rocket.

  • Design Your Own Rocketry Unit

    Design a rocketry unit to use in your classroom that includes applicable STEM teaching strategies and relevant NGSS, Common Core, or state standards

  • Professional Development Hours

    Receive a Certificate of Completion for 8 contact hours of professional learning (check with your state for approval of hours).

Take Learning To New Heights With Model Rocketry!

Calling all Educators! Whether you are in a traditional classroom, homeschooling, or at a youth program or camp, we can help you ignite imaginations! With Estes Education, the sky's not the limit – it's just the beginning!

Course Content

This course covers all you need to know to get started using model rockets in your classroom, home, or youth program. From model rocket history to current events to step-by-step building tips, get ready to learn how you can bring this fun, engaging STEM project to your students!

Goals & Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe main events in the history of model rockets, and model rocket science principles

  • Explain how model rockets and engines work, and how to build an intermediate level rocket

  • Apply STEM teaching strategies to integrate rockets into your curriculum

  • Select an appropriate rocket, engine, and flying field for your rocketry project
  • Mandy Scurry

    STEM Outreach Coordinator

    YMCA of Southwestern Indiana

    "I love that it includes not only the technical aspects but also little tips and tricks to make building and launching model rockets with a group easier. This program has given me the confidence to bring model rocketry to my STEM Lab."

  • Kelly A. Carlson, M. Ed.

    High School Technology Teacher

    Lake Center Christian School

    "I loved this course! I began building and launching rockets with my advanced technology class last year and had to learn everything independently. Estes's one convenient course includes all the "need to know" information, and I learned even more!"

  • Per Wigand

    Middle School STEAM Teacher

    Jefferson County Open School

    "While I found all the provided lessons and resources extremely helpful in designing my curriculum, the historical context of model rocketry turned out to be one of my favorite parts. Having perspective of where model rocketry came from helped to add a whole new element to my class that has proven to be very engaging for my students."

  • Chris Gibson

    Elementary Teacher

    Brazosport Independent School District

    "I appreciated that this course covered everything I needed to know to get started with model rockets in my classroom, from the standards to teach, safety considerations, and how to choose, assemble, and launch a rocket appropriate for my classroom and the space available."

Ready to get started?

Confidently integrate model rocketry in your classroom with Estes Education

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