Using a pocket rocket to explore distant planets

Researchers have adapted a miniature rocket, called the Pocket Rocket, to replicate the conditions of distant planets’ atmospheres.

This article could be used with students in years 8, 9, and 10 who are studying Physical, Chemical or Earth and Space sciences. It highlights how an understanding of atoms and energy is used in space research.

 

Word Count: 697

Using a pocket rocket to explore distant planets – Australia’s Science Channel

Using a pocket rocket to explore distant planets – Australia’s Science Channel

Years: 8, 9, 10

Login or Sign up for FREE to download a copy of the full teacher resource

Topics:

Chemical Sciences – Atoms

Earth and Space Sciences – Big Bang Theory

Physical Sciences – Forces, Energy

Additional: Careers, Technology, Engineering

Concepts (South Australia):

Chemical Sciences – Properties of Matter

Earth and Space Sciences – Earth in Space

Physical Sciences – Forces and Motion, Energy