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Launch a Frisbee into Orbit!

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How fun it must be to play Frisbee in space! That is just what a NASA engineer gets to do, and you can learn how, too. Follow the instructions provided in this informational article to create your own satellite launcher. Afterward, answer discussion questions and play a game on The Space Place website.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use with groups to promote teamwork
  • Assign as in-class or out-of-class project
Classroom Considerations
  • Knife and nail, as tools, should require close supervision
Pros
  • Engaging topic
  • Article is an interesting read
  • Can be given directly to learners
Cons
  • No teacher guide provided
  • Tools such as knife could be dangerous