# Chapter 18

```North Carolina 6-Point Daily Lesson Plan
Subject: Transportation Technology
Topic: Shooting for the Moon - Astronautical Engineering
Teacher: Bernard Brown, Ashley Richter,Will
Bullins
Date: 10/26/10
Standard for Technological Literacy
Standard 18 - Students will develop an understanding of and be able to select and use astronautical engineering
NC Standard Course of Study Objective: Define major concepts of Astronautical engineering and their major
contributions to society through powerpoint presentations and worksheets.
Instructional Objective: (Behavior/Condition/Criterion) The Student will be able to define astronautical engineering
related definitions and understand practices used in the field.
Activity
Description of Activities and Setting
Materials and Time
Problem of the Day (POD)
The force acting on a 2,000 kg rocket is 5,000 N. What 1 minute
is the acceleration of the rocket?
F= Mass x Acceleration
What are some positive and negative outcomes of past 3 minutes
space explorations
I. Focus and Review (Establish What would be the benefits of a successful SCIM
2 minutes
prior knowledge and/or Central spacecraft mission? Would there be any negative
concept: what is it all about?) aspects of the mission?
Daily Writing
II. Statement (Inform student
of objectives –Set Induction
Today we will discuss astronautical engineering and
the science and major concepts of space exploration.
III. Teacher Input (Present
guidance) and Instructional
Strategies
IV. Guided Practice (Elicit
performance, provide
assessment and feedback)
A.SCIM Mission
B. Rockets
C. Thrust
D. Resistance Free Travel
Fill in the blank worksheet that reinforces material.
10 minutes
V. Independent Practice -Seatwork and Homework
(Retention and transfer)
Crossword Puzzle and Review of Lesson.
2 minutes
VI. Closure (Plan for
maintenance)
Question and answer to see if material was clear to
students.
1 minute
Lesson 18 - Shooting for the Moon - Aeronautical Engineering Notes
1. NASA plans on developing a spacecraft within the next decade that will be able to
bring _______ from mars back to earth.
2. Inside the __________ ___________, fuel and liquid oxygen combine and burn
explosively.
3. Thrust is the ________ that propels a rocket into the atmosphere.
4. Newton’s third Law of Motion states that “Every action has an ________ and
________ reaction.”
5. Newton’s ________ Law of Motion states that “An object in uniform motion will
continue in uniform motion unless acted on by an outside force.”
6. In space there is no air and therefore no __________.
7. Using its __________, the SCIM spacecraft will accelerate to increasing altitudes until
it escapes Mars atmosphere and begins its journey back toward Earth.
Crossword Puzzle
Questions http://www.variety-games.com/CW/Puzzles/38373279815214229234-puzzle.htm
http://www.variety-games.com/CW/Puzzles/38373279815214229234-solution.htm
ACROSS
4. The host gases from the burning fuel cell escape through the _______at a very high
speed. (nozzle)
7. On launch, fuel and liquid oxygen are pumped into the _______ of the rocket, where
they combine and burn explosively. (combustionchamber)
8. He said “An object in motion will continue in motion unless acted on by an outside
force. (Newton)
DOWN
1. High energy space particles. (CosmicRays
2. Any force that opposes motion. (Resistance)
3. Sample Collection for the Investigation of Mars. (SCIM)
5. A system that uses temperature differences to create pressure differences. (Engine)
6. The force or action that causes the reaction of the rocket’s forward movement
(Thrust)
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