Teaching Resources for AMT (Rocketry)

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Teaching Guide

This teaching guide will be regularly updated.  The teaching guide has the key information, long term planning and the scheme of work for all 4 units and  the example exam paper. Resources will follow.

Unit 1 - The Understanding and Appreciation of Rocket Science

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Theory Acceleration Forces Into Space Lift Off Various documents looking at some of the basic theory
Rocket Engines Rocket aerodynamics History of rockets  
Extra Curricular Opportunities UK Rocket Company  (school visits) Cosford RAF Museum

 

  Looking to a well known rocket organisation
Lesson 1 to Lesson 2 - Introduction and NASA Intro (ppt) NASA facts worksheet NASA (peer assess worksheet)

History of Rockets (hwk)

 
Lesson 3 - Forces Overview (ppt) PPT worksheet How to fly worksheet Rocket bits (hwk)  Atlas V launch (video embedded in ppt)
Lesson 4 - Water Bottle Rockets Water bottle rockets (ppt) Water bottle handout Video demo    
Lesson 5 - Flights Flights (ppt) Apollo 13 video link      
Lesson 6 - Simulations Simulations (ppt) Worksheet Wordsearch (hwk)    
Lesson 7 - Flying Paper Planes (ppt) Test Plan Plane Plans (zip) Astronaut Journal (hwk)  
Lesson 8 - Launching Launching (ppt) World Map Worksheet      
Lesson 9 - Success vs Failure Success vs Failure (ppt) Top 10 missions (worksheet) V2 video Materials (hwk)  
Lesson 10 and 11 - Rocket Shape and Designs Rocket shape and design (ppt) Rocket parts (worksheet) What shape is a rocket (worksheet) Robert H Goddard (hmk)  
Lesson 12 - Intro to Kerbal Intro to Kerbal (ppt) Kerbal Lets Launch worksheet Label the toolbar worksheet Newton's 3 Laws (hwk)  
Lesson 13 - Kerbal Mission Kerbal Missions (ppt) Kerbal Missions worksheet NavBall markers worksheet Space Race template (hwk)  
Lesson 14 - Kerbal and own simulations Kerbal Simulations (ppt)        
Lesson 15 - 16 Coursework Tasks Coursework checklist (ppt)        
Lesson 17 - Materials in Rockets Materials in Rockets (ppt) Matching worksheet Matching answers    
Lesson 18 - Pencil Rockets Pencil Rockets (ppt) Simpler Pencil Rockets Complex Pencil Rockets Fins design  
Lesson 19 - Coursework Coursework (ppt) What is an orbit worksheet (hwk) What is an orbit answers    
Lesson 20 - Rocket Mice Rocket Mice (ppt) Testing Worksheet Rocket Mice Guide Mouse template  
Lesson 21 - The atmosphere The Atmosphere (ppt) Atmosphere Fact Sheet      
Lesson 22 - coursework Coursework (ppt) Own Blueprint template worksheet      
Lesson 23 - Space Race Space Race (ppt)        
Lesson 24 - coursework Coursework (ppt)        
Lesson 25 - Setting up a rocket Materials in my rocket (ppt) Shopping List worksheet      
Lesson 26 - Simulations Rocket Design Simulations (ppt) Simulations of design worksheet Composite Materials (hwk)    

 

Useful Weblinks

Focus Link Comments
Unit 1 - Rockets Starchaser Only UK company with space launch capability.  Visit schools with rockets and are currently planning to get an astronaut into space.
Unit 1 - Rockets Jodrell Bank Great for some history and hands on stuff.
Unit 2 - Robotics Consequential Robotics Makers of MiRo the sensitive robot.  Can be programmed with Scratch and Python and also has simulation software
Unit 2 - Robotics CB Information Systems Makers of BinaryBots kits, which are simple to make and control robots.  Also make robot controlled all terrain cars.
Unit 3 -Micro-satellites Satellites 4 Everyone Organisation that has plans and guides to build micro-satellites using 3D printing and small form PC boards. Also involved with Satellite Catapult which funds research into Satellites.
Unit 3 - Satellite tracking Goonhilly Earth Station Earth Station - hold work-shops, experience days etc as well as teacher CPD in all things space.
Unit 4 - Unmanned Vehicles Parrot Offer advice and guidance on how to use drones
Unit 4 - Unmanned Vehicles Drones Useful flyer explaining different unmanned vehicles.