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NICERC™ Discover Aerospace Kit
Product Number: KI04609
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Students decide to compete in the Google Lunar XPRIZE® that challenges non-government entities to safely land a rocket on the moon. To better understand the principles of a rocket, students start their process with a model-sized replica of their design in form of a water-fueled bottle rocket. In addition to concepts like drag and aerodynamics, students learn about rockets and space programs through history. Using the engineering design process as a guide, the students design, build, and test a bottle rocket that reaches a height of at least nine meters and safely lands in a designated area. This kit contains enough materials for 10 groups. Access to curricula materials can be found at http://www.nicerc.org.
Materials in this kit include: foam board, washers, foam cups, foam bowls, cone-shaped party hats, garbage bags, bottle rocket launcher, altitude finder, felt sheets, scale, hot glue gun and glue sticks, and string. Materials in this kit that are not included: Bottles for the rockets are not included. This is a supply that varies per team design and can be brought in by students.
The product image is representative of the types of materials included in the kit. Specific components may vary.
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