In Brad Goss’s “Science through Film” class, Brad wanted to stoke the students’ interest in science. What better way than through the combination of space exploration history and “hands-on” learning?
In 1957 the Soviet Union launched the first satellite into space which led to the United States’ race to land the first man on the moon which Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, along with the help of hundreds of others, accomplished in 1969. In Brad’s class, the students learned about how this space race impacted the development of the United States and the world in general.
The students learned the basics of rocket design including aerodynamic problem-solving while building and then launching their own rocket!
Building of rockets
Up, up, and away!