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Ready to learn more about NASA's Rockets, space exploration, and what it takes to get to space?


We learn the physics behind rockets and current rocket design in this class, culminating in an testable rocket model design and launch. This class provides an introduction to current space exploration and the engineering process behind a successful rocket design, launch, and mission. Students test their ideas about the physics of rockets using a bottle rocket water launch that increases their understanding of Newton’s laws of motion, mathematical problem solving, innovative thinking and artistic aesthetics of the rocket design.

This class will be a combination of lecture, discussion, and hands-on activities.

What You Will Learn


Students in Elementary School: Rocket Science will:

  • What is a rocket?
  • Newton's Laws of Motion
  • What engineering practices does it take to get a rocket into space?
  • Designing, constructiing, and launching your own rocket!

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Note: Upon successful enrollment of a section, students will receive a confirmation email from our Student Services team. This email will include a link to an authorization form that is required to be completed within 72-hours of enrollment. 

Course Number: SCI-90069
Credit: 1.50 unit(s)

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