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Ares: Launch and Propulsion [Grades 5 – 12]
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In Ares: Launch and Propulsion, students become familiar with how rockets are launched as well as learn how and why specific rockets are chosen for varying payloads. This guide gives students a hands-on opportunity to experiment with variables that might affect the performance of a launch vehicle. Working in teams, students investigate one variable in detail by performing tests. After these tests, students will engage in a competition to build a launch vehicle that flies as high as possible.