You have a challenging mission ahead. Will friction be your friend or foe?
Your mission: Create a concept design for a space rocket.
Friction: A force that resists motion when two objects or surfaces come in contact. There are several types of friction, including kinetic friction, which occurs when two objects are moving relative to each other and rub together; and rotational friction, which occurs when bodies such as wheels roll on a surface.
Acceleration: A change in speed over a period of time; the higher the acceleration, the faster the change in speed. For example, if a car goes from 0 miles per hour (mph) to 60 mph in 2 seconds, it is a higher rate of acceleration than if the car goes from 0 mph to 40 mph in 2 seconds. Acceleration is a rate of change of speed; NO change means NO acceleration. If something is moving at constant speed it is NOT accelerating.
Getting to a successful design
Learn more about your mission.
Make your space rocket
Ready for liftoff?
Follow the guides you downloaded in step 2, or watch them online
to design your rocket. When you are done, share your design in the gallery.