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Useful websites to support the Launch Pad activity

About flight

How Stuff Works is an excellent site that tells you…..as the name says!
www.howstuffworks.com/airplane.htm/printable

http://www.howstuffworks.com/category.htm?cat=Aviat

http://ltp.larc.nasa.gov/flyingstart/forcesonplane.html

 

Activities for children

Basic water powered rockets:

www.exploratorium.edu/math_explorer/tfl_stompRockets.html

Lots of activities including pop rockets:
http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/spacepl.htm

 

Places to buy rocket making kit

TEP/Middlesex University Teaching Resources is a great place to buy everything you need for D&T and some science teaching

www.mutr.co.uk/Pneu/Pneu_rocket.htm

www.mutr.co.uk/Big%20Idea/Big1_Rocket.htm

 

Online shops

These sell a variety of rocket making kit – we’ve picked these sites because they have good photographs and lots of choice. Once you’ve found what you want it’s worth doing a web search (e.g. www.google.com and type in “stomp rocket site:uk”) for the best deal. Local toy shops (e.g. Kellers in The Mall in Norwich) often sell a limited range of stomp rockets too.

www.kiteworld.co.uk/acatalog/Kiteworld_Catalogue_Air_Toys_and_Rockets_112.html

www.airculture.co.uk/airtoys.htm

 

Other good space sites

ASE produced an excellent CD for Science Year called “Is there life?” – available online at
Animated NASA logo in which the orbit element circles the word NASA. On subsidiary pages, clicking on this graphic returns you to the NASA Home page, http://www.nasa.gov.http://www.sycd.co.uk/is_there_life/startfil/home.htm
Some more NASA sites:
http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/
http://kids.msfc.nasa.gov/

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