Let's Do Launch

Fran O'Rourke
Cedar Wood Elementary
Bothell WA

[Exemplary Programs] - [Cedar Wood Elementary] - [Lets Do Launch] - [Mission to Mars]

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Let's Do Launch is a simulation of the launch process performed by NASA with the space shuttle project. Students participate in a launch from start to finish and develop an invigorated interest in language, math, science, and technology while they experience first hand the thrill, the challenge, and the unique adventure of simulated space travel.

Goals and Objectives

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Methods Used

January: Rocketry

February: Astronaut Training

March: Journalism Training

April: Scientist

May: Flight Training/Shuttle Crew

June: Mission



Italics indicate comment by J. Tillman
Fran O'Rourke participated in the NEWEST Program (NASA Educational Workshops for Elementary Science Teachers)