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NASA Educator Features and Articles
National Association of Rocketry (NAR)
NAR Model Rocket Safety Code

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Estes Model Rockets Channel


Guide for Teachers & Youth Group Leaders
Introduces you to Estes’ rocket technology, safety and launch day operation techniques. Plus, background on Estes Industries and the complete services offered in our educational program.

Rocketry 101
Provides the basics for model rocketry. Includes model rocket flight profile, launch site layout, engine information and preflight preparation.

Model Rocketry Technical Manual
Handy guide for construction and flight of model rockets. Good tips on “scratch building”, launch systems, tracking, staging, boost-gliders and more.

Reproduction Masters for Model Rocketry
Set of reproducible masters that may be used to make overhead transparencies and handout sheets. Set includes: Model Rocket Flight Profile, Parts of a Model Rocket, Model Rocket Safety Code, Model Rocket Engine Functions, Model Rocket Engine Codes, Model Rocket Engine Time/Thrust Curve and Igniter Installation Procedure.

Elementary Math of Model Rocket Flight
Information on how to make and use your own altitude tracker and how to calculate speeds and accelerations reached by model rockets.

Igniters and Their Use
Exactly what is an igniter? This article explains what it is, how it works and the correct way to install one to successfully launch a model rocket.

Projects in Model Rocketry
Suggestions on how to plan, prepare and present research projects. Ideas for about one hundred projects. Projects range from simple exhibits to true research work. An excellent reference for Science Fair projects. Great ideas for clubs.

The Classic Collection
“Classic” Estes Technical Reports and Technical Notes that include rocket stability, multi-staging, altitude tracking, rear and front engine boost gliders, building a wind tunnel, cluster techniques, model rocket engine information, payload launching and recovery techniques.

Model Rocket Contest Guide
Use to plan model rocket contests for school classes or clubs. Contains details on types of competitive events and suggestions on all facets of contests from organization of the planning committee to championship awards. Includes sample score sheets.

Guide for Aerospace Clubs
The perfect source book for organizing and operating a successful model rocket club. A comprehensive guide, idea source and reference for club organization and activities. A must for active clubs.

Model Rocketry Study Guide
This book presents a logical program for anyone who wants the most from model rocketry. There is a planned sequence of activities through three skill levels that guides a student on his/her path to becoming an expert model rocketeer. A glossary and self-review are provided for each section.

Technical Report on Boost Gliders
Explains the principles of flight that apply to model rocket powered gliders. Also included are practical aspects of designing, building and flying boost gliders.

Model Rocket Launch Systems
Contains a wealth of information. Photographs and clearly drawn schematics make it easily understood. The electrical theory of launch systems is explained and a number of special study programs are included.

Calculating the Center of Pressure
Detailed images and descriptions show how to calculate the center of pressure, center of gravity and stability criteria.

Estes Model Rocket Engines
Do you need information on Estes rocket engines? This poster includes how model rocket engines work and how they are classified.

Engine Time/Thrust Curves
These time/thrust curves show the relation between thrust produced by a model rocket engine and time. This page contains time/thrust curves for Estes model rocket engines from 1/4A’s to E9’s.

Rocket Designer’s Plan Sheet
Blank plan sheet includes a parts list and notes section.

Estes Model Rocketry Reference Chart
Chart for current Estes rockets and the engines recommended to use to launch each rocket.

Estes Engine Chart
Engine info that includes total impulse, maximum lift weight, maximum thrust, thrust duration, initial weight and propellant weight for each Estes engine.