February 2007 -- Rocketry Extra
Flames escape from the nozzle of a rocket engine during testing
What's an "Extra"? Every month, NASA compiles a list of educational resources related to a NASA topic. Visit each month to find new educational materials, classroom activities, games, pictures, NASA TV broadcasts and Web sites.

Image to right: A rocket engine is fired during a test at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. Credit: NASA

The topic for February 2007 is "Rocketry." Over a long and exciting history, rockets have evolved from simple tubes filled with black powder into mighty vehicles capable of launching a spacecraft into deep space. Find out more about rockets in this month's Extra.

Rocketry Online Resources
Browse NASA Web pages for information that educators might find useful for instructional purposes. Educational content may include scientific information, interactive features, games, classroom challenges, competitions, virtual tours and images.
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Rocketry Teaching Materials
Materials in this section include NASA Education products that support the rocketry theme. NASA educator guides, lithographs, wallsheets, classroom activities, models and other products may be downloaded and printed for use in the classroom. The products are sorted by grade level, type of material and categories.

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Monthly Topics on NASA Educational Television
The NASA Television Education File segment broadcasts NASA-produced programs specifically designed for students and teachers. From the wonders of space to the amazing planet Earth -- inspiration and learning is the mission of the Education File.

Television shows related to this month's topic are scheduled during the week of Feb. 11-17. Titles and audience levels are listed on the February Educational TV Schedule. Descriptions of the shows are available by clicking on the show titles.

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NASA Educational Multimedia Materials
The Central Operation of Resources for Educators, or CORE, is the worldwide distribution center for NASA-produced multimedia materials. Videos related to each month's topic listed on the NASA Educational TV schedule are available for purchase.

Image to right: NASA develops multimedia resources for educators.

CORE offers Education Modules that are bundled by topic and may include DVDs, CD-ROMs, videotapes, educator guides, posters, lithographs, books, lesson plans, bookmarks, fact sheets, slide sets and activity kits.

Search words for CORE materials: rocketry, rockets

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