BY BILL FERRIS
If you want to learn about rockets, who better to turn to than NASA? NASA’s Rocketry website covers everything elementary and middle school students want to know about rockets. The site has some serious geek bait, featuring multimedia, virtual rocket-building activities, the history of rocketry, and lesson plans for grades K-8. The site explains the various phases of rocket building and engineering, NASA-sponsored rocketry competitions, and even tells you how to talk like a rocket engineer.
NASA’s Rocketry site is a great starting point for any unit on rockets, engines or space travel, as well as for anyone who just wants to geek out on space ships for a while. Download the educator guide and blast off!