NASA Educator Features and Articles
Resources & Worksheets:
Building is a blast! Boosts Confidence and Science Skills
Altitude Tracking & Launch Graphs
Designer's Plan Sheet
Fins and Nose Cones
Model Rocket Engines & Igniters
Model Rocket Flight Profile
Model Rocket Nomenclature
Model Rocketry Webbing
NAR Model Rocket Safety Code
Table of Tangents
Power Point Presentations:
History of Rockets
NASA Mission Patches
Private Spacecraft Exploration
Enter the exciting world of Estes Rockets (01:38)
Ignite the Imagination Video
CBS News -- On the Road: Reaching for the Stars With Rocket Science (New) (01:41)
Discovery Go For Launch (01:41)
Eyes in the Sky (01:31)
Framework For the Future (01:43)
Newton in the Driver's Seat (01:30)
Rocketry 101 (01:11)
The Ultimate Roller Coaster Ride (01:09)
Solar System Detectives (01:36)
Stack 'Em Up and Ship 'Em Out (00:50)
The "Wright" Way to Fly (01:41)
Venture Toward the Stars (01:02)
Viking Memorial Base, Mars 2134 (01:22)
What Goes Up, Must Come Down (01:12)
Yes, I Am a Rocket Scientist! (01:07)
Kit Setup for Building Model Rockets (NEW!)
Estes Rocket Building (NEW!)
Estes Model Rockets Channel
Model Rocketry: The Last Frontier (Hosted by William Shatner) Part #1
Model Rocketry: The Last Frontier (Hosted by William Shatner) Part #2
Elementary Mathematics of Model Rocket Flight
Information on how to make and use your own altitude tracker and how to calculate speeds and accelerations reached by model rockets.
Engine Time/Thrust Curves
These time/thrust curves show the relation between thrust produced by a model rocket engine and time. This page contains time/thrust curves for Estes model rocket engines from 1/4's to E9's.
Estes Engine Chart
Engine info that includes total impulse, maximum lift weight, maximum thrust, thrust duration, initial weight and propellant weight for each Estes engine.
Estes Model Rocket Engines
Do you need information on Estes rocket engines? This poster includes how model rocket engines work and how they are classified.
Guide for Teachers and Youth Group Leaders
Introduces you to Estes' rocket technology, safety and launch day operation techniques. Plus, background on Estes Industries and the complete services offered in our educational program.
Igniters and Their Use
Exactly what is an igniter? This article explains what it is, how it works and the correct way to install one to successfully launch a model rocket.
Model Rocket Contest Guide
Use to plan model rocket contests for school classes or clubs. Contains details on types of competitive events and suggestions on all facets of contests from organization of the planning committee to championship awards. Includes sample score sheets.
Model Rocketry Study Guide
This book presents a logical program for anyone who wants the most from model rocketry. There is a planned sequence of activities through three skill levels that guides a student on his/her path to becoming an expert model rocketeer. A glossary and self-review are provided for each section.
Model Rocketry Technical Manual
Handy guide for construction and flight of model rockets. Good tips on "scratch building", launch systems, tracking, staging, boost-gliders and more.
Projects in Model Rocketry
Suggestions on how to plan, prepare and present research projects. Ideas for about one hundred projects. Projects range from simple exhibits to true research work. An excellent reference for Science Fair projects. Great ideas for clubs.
Rocket Designer's Plan Sheet
Blank plan sheet includes a parts list and notes section.
Provides the basics for model rocketry. Includes model rocket flight profile, launch site layout, engine information and preflight preparation.
Reproduction Masters for Model Rocketry
Set of reproducible masters that may be used to make overhead transparencies and handout sheets. Set includes: Model Rocket Flight Profile, Parts of a Model Rocket, Model Rocket Safety Code, Model Rocket Engine Functions, Model Rocket Engine Codes, Model Rocket Engine Time/Thrust Curve and Igniter Installation Procedure.