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A Pictorial History of Rockets

3, 2, 1: Blast off! Take a look at the history of rockets through a camera lens. A set of 41 cards displays more than 2,000 years of rockets, from their use as toys to space flight. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use the pictures to create a timeline in the classroom
  • Have groups choose an event or rocket and research it for more information
Classroom Considerations
  • Some may expect the sequence to be linear like a timeline
Pros
  • The resource provides a sampling of the history of rocketry
  • The vignettes can be used throughout the entire study of rockets
Cons
  • There is no direct link to a standard