Taking science and technology to new heights
Rocket science includes ideas of forces and motion, how rockets work and some of the challenges for those wanting to make rockets go faster and higher.
Finding your way around
There are several different ways to discover the site's resources and their related content, along with ideas for grouping them for teaching opportunities:
- The collections contain groups of related resources about Rockets.
- The printable context overview will assist teachers to find pathways through this context and to plan lessons and units of work.
Rocket Lab launched New Zealand’s first rocket designed to reach space in 2009. Innovative technology developed for this rocket has led to several international contracts for Rocket Lab.
A rocket will launch and keep speeding up as long as the force pushing it upwards is greater than the forces pulling and pushing it downwards.
Rockets launched into space can be suborbital (brief visit to space) or orbital (staying in motion around the Earth) or can escape Earth’s gravity to travel deeper into space.
Peter Beck and Mark Rocket from Rocket Lab in New Zealand describe how the launch of...
This collection provides information about the work of New Zealand’s world-class science and technology sectors in relation to Rockets....
Scientific study requires a basic knowledge and understanding of ideas and concepts. This collection explains the ideas that are...
This collection contains a wide variety of resources and information about Rockets, which supports the resources in the other collections.
Student activities are the main feature of this collection, along with a variety of resources for teachers to use in exploring Rockets.
An inquiry approach is a method often used in science education. The question bank provides an initial list of questions about Rockets and...
This resource provides explanations of the key concepts encountered when exploring Rockets – the ‘basics’ that every student...