Curious George is the only one who can restock the International Space Station with supplies, which means he's going up to space in a rocket! Patrons build and launch their own air-powered rockets, which they test and retest (using the engineering design process) to determine the best design.
|Hints for uses in your library||If you don’t want to print enough sheets for everyone, have kids use scrap paper to design their own rockets!|
NGSS Standards Guide
Consider showing the video found here prior to this activity (free streaming)
Extend with the game, “Blast Off!”, which is specifically designed for a classroom whiteboard. The game, also available in Spanish, models counting backwards.
[Suggest a book]
Extend with Books Encourage students to use these books as they continue to learn about rockets:
• Curious George and the Rocket by H. A. Rey (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2001) Curious George becomes the first space monkey!
• Roaring Rockets by Tony Mitten (Kingfisher, 2000) Join an animal crew as they launch into space.
• Rockets and Spaceships by Karen Wallace (DK, 2011) Photos and pictures explain the basics of space travel.