Discovery Cube is presenting a sponsored, NGSS-aligned, engineering-based, professional development program for teachers committed to attending two, 2-hour workshops held at Discovery Cube OC on January 12 and January 26, 2017. A light dinner will be provided. Kits of classroom materials will be distributed at the conclusion of the second workshop date. Teachers will be required to participate in all aspects of the program, including an evaluation process and providing information about their students who attend the Discovery Cube Annual Rocket Launch held at the Boeing Company in Huntington Beach on May 13, 2017.
Project-based Learning: “How Can I Win the Discovery Cube-OC Annual Rocket Launch Competition?”
By answering these and other engineering-focused questions:
- What are the purposes and optimal design of fins and a nosecone on a rocket?
- How can you design a way to control the flight pattern of your rocket?
- What is propulsion and how does it work? – Newton’s Third Law of Motion
- How can you design the best fuel for your rocket?
- What parachute design results in the greatest amount of drag and how do you get your parachute to deploy?
Email Ginny at GYork@Discoverycube.org or Kathy at KFigueroa@Discoverycube.org to register for the “Project-based Learning Workshop.”