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Airbus Discovery Space Activity 1: Rocket Designs
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Airbus Discovery Space Activity 1: Rocket Designs

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This activity has been designed to span several lessons and provides an introduction to rocket design that will be important in later activities. It incorporates many different maths skills (see below). The activities have been designed to be completed by students individually, or in pairs. The activity can be easily adapted for the needs of your particular class by removing any content deemed unsuitable. No special material are needed, although for the More Rockets task, students will need access to the internet. This project can incorporate the following areas of maths, with the option to remove components if they are not suitable for your class: ● Place value ● Metric conversions ● Averages and range ● Estimation ● Representing data ● Standard form
Airbus Discovery Space Activity 2: Build a Rocket!
AirbusDiscoverySpace

Airbus Discovery Space Activity 2: Build a Rocket!

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This activity has been designed to span several lessons, and is where students put what they have learned in Activity 1 into practice by actually designing and building their own water rockets. It incorporates many different maths skills (see below), as well as non-maths specific skills like teamwork and communication. It is a group work task which works best with groups of 2 or 3 people. It can be easily adapted for the needs of your particular class. For example, on the Measurement sheet, any concepts that the students have not yet encountered (such as volume of a cone) can be deleted. Likewise, the scale drawing can be simplified by not asking for the plan and elevation, and by giving students squared paper. This project can incorporate the following areas of maths, with the option to remove components if they are not suitable for your class: ● Money calculations ● Estimation ● Measuring lengths and weights ● Calculating area ● Calculating volume ● Density ● Scale drawing ● Drawing plans and elevations