
Power Point Presentations


The Beginner's Guide to Rockets (BGR)
was created
as Webbased "textbooks." The creation of this web site is a research project
to explore the use of the personal computer and the Internet to present educational
materials to students, teachers, and lifelong learners in a more interactive
way than a printed, bound textbook.
Another method for reaching students, teachers and lifelong learners is the
use of Distance Learning.
While preparing presentations for students,
several Power Point files have been developed for the
Digital Learning Network
using information from the BGR. On this page, we provide a
listing of the presentations. Students and teachers are encouraged to copy the
Power Point files to their own computers and to modify them as desired for their
own presentations.
Interactive Software
Space Flight
 EarthMoon System A Power Point presentation
prepared for students on 21 May 07 describing the EarthMoon system, including the tides,
eclipses, craters, and formation of the Moon.
 Rocket Modeler Talk A Power Point presentation
prepared for students on 26 Feb 03 describing RocketModeler and the forces on a model rocket.
 Model Rocket Stability and Control A Power Point presentation
describing how model rockets and real rockets are controlled during launch. Prepared on Jan 5, 2004.
 This IS Rocket Science A Power Point presentation
prepared for 5th graders on 15 Oct 04 describing the basics of rocket propulsion and flight.
Includes the
launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavor.
 Rocket Science A Power Point presentation
prepared for 8th graders on 23 Feb 05 describing the basics of rocket propulsion and flight.
 Rocket Science  Advanced A Power Point presentation
prepared for 10th graders on 21 Apr 05 giving more mathematical details of rocket propulsion and flight.
 Rocket Science  College A Power Point presentation
prepared for 12th graders on 21 Oct 05 giving the mathematical details of rocket propulsion and flight
using calculus.
 Rocket Science  for Teachers A Power Point presentation
prepared for NASA Educator Astronaut Teachers on 28 Jul 05 giving even more mathematical details
of rocket propulsion and flight.
 A Review of Man in Space A Power Point presentation
prepared for 6th graders on 31 May 05 giving some information on space history, moon landings,
rocket science, and future plans.
 The Space Shuttle A Power Point presentation
prepared for 5th graders on 19 Oct 04 describing the parts and mission profile
for the Space Shuttle.
 The Space Shuttle A Power Point presentation
prepared for 5th graders on 25 Oct 05 describing the many different missions
of the Space Shuttle.
 Return to Flight A Power Point presentation
prepared for 5th graders on 27 Apr 05 describing the mission profile for STS114,
Return to Flight of the Space Shuttle.
 Build the Station A Power Point presentation
prepared for 5th graders on 20 Apr 07 describing the mission profile for STS117.
 Educator Astronaut A Power Point presentation
prepared for NEAT Teachers on 13 July 07 describing the mission profile for STS118.
 The Space Race A Power Point presentation
prepared for 8th graders on 13 May 04 describing the race to the moon.
 History of Humans in Space A Power Point presentation
prepared for 6th graders on 15 Feb 05 describing the history of human space travel, from
Vostok to the ISS. An
undergraduate
version of this talk is also available.
 History of the Apollo Moon Program A Power Point presentation
prepared for 7th graders on 17 Mar 05 describing the history of the moon program. Includes pictures
from all of the Apollo missions of the early 1970's.
 Humans in Space A Power Point presentation
prepared for 8th graders on 21 Jan 05 describing the space environment and the problems
people face in low earth orbit.
 Human Biology in Space A Power Point presentation
prepared for 101112th graders on 3 Feb 05 describing the biological problems
people face in low earth orbit.
 Risks in Space Flight A Power Point presentation
prepared for 8th graders on 21 Jan 05 describing the space environment and the risks
associated with space flight.
 Risks in Space Flight II A Power Point presentation
prepared for 8th graders on 22 Feb 05 showing Images from spaceflights in which the
crew and ground control saved the mission.
 Back to the Future A Power Point presentation
prepared for parents and students on 25 Jan 05 describing human space flight from the days
of Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo, through the Space Shuttle and International Space Station,
and back to the Moon with the Crew Exploration Vehicle.
 Humans to Mars A Power Point presentation
prepared for students on 5 Feb 06 describing some problems for human space flight from
the Earth to Mars and back.
 Asteroids A Power Point presentation
prepared for middle school students on 5 Oct 06 describing the asteroid belt, spacecraft that
have visited asteroids, and the chances for asteroids hitting the Earth.
 DAWN Spacecraft A Power Point presentation
prepared for teachers on 19 July 07 describing the DAWN mission to orbit the asteroids
Vesta and Ceres.
Others
 High Speed Flight A Power Point presentation
prepared for 4th graders on 15 Mar 04 describing the various flight regimes and problems
associated with high speed flight.
 Falling Objects A Power Point presentation
prepared for 12th graders on 20 May 04 describing the physics and mathematics of falling
objects in a vacuum and in the atmosphere. Includes the
Apollo 15 experiment. A
younger version of this talk was prepared on 2 Mar 05 for
5th graders.
 Simple Machines
A Power Point presentation about simple machines
and how they are applied to problems related to rocketry.
Prepared on 12 Oct 05 from previous versions of
14 Feb 05 and
22 Feb 05
in support of the Digital Learning Network.
 Aerospace Career Talk A Power Point presentation
describing aspects of a career in aerospace engineering. Prepared on Aug 25, 2003,
using slides from a talk in 2001.
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