The Rocket's Red Glare

by  Space Center Houston

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The thrill and excitement of lift-off is brought to your classroom. See the father of modern rocketry, Robert Goddard?s, first rocket in our Starship Gallery. Role-play to learn the parts and pieces of a rocket and then blast off while learning the launch sequence of the space shuttle. Ignite your student's curiosity and discover the thrill of rocketry!

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About This Program


Multipoint: $120.00
Point to Point: $120.00
By Request: $120.00

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30 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) Kindergarten, 1, 2Public Library: Library Patrons

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines

Mathematics, Sciences

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)

Booking Information

This program is by request/on demand and by published dates and times.

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Space Center Houston

Houston, TX
United States

Houston, Texas is Space City, USA and Space Center Houston is America's gateway to the universe!

As the Official Visitor Center for NASA's Johnson Space Center, Space Center Houston is the only place on Earth that gives guests an out-of-this-world journey through human adventures in space.

Since 1992, this $75 million, 180,000 square foot, 'edu-tainment' complex has entertained and informed over 11 million star-struck guests from every corner of the globe.

Space Center Houston features a multitude of permanent exhibits, attractions, theatres and exhibits. In addition, the venue presents an amazing array of traveling exhibits and astounding events created exclusively by SCH's own creative exhibit team. SCH always has a new exhibit or attraction to enjoy.

Angela Case

Program Details


We will begin by viewing a replica of the first liquid fueled rocket in our Starship Gallery.
Then we will view a short video of rockets.
Next, participants will engage in a discussion of the main pieces of a rocket.
Participants will then role-play and sing a rocket song.
After the song, students will view images of the inside and outside of the space shuttle.
Next, participants will engage in a space shuttle launch sequencing activity.
The event will conclude with a question and answer session and the rocket song.


Participants will engage in a discussion about rockets and how rockets work.
Participants will explore the sequence of a space shuttle launch.
Participants will engage in role-playing and sequencing with a rocket song.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

As a result of the activities in grades K-4, all students should develop an understanding of
Properties of objects and materials
Position and motion of objects

As a result of their activities in grades K-4, all students should develop an understanding of
Objects in the sky

As a result of activities in grades K-4, all students should develop
Abilities of technological design
Understanding about science and technology
Abilities to distinguish between natural objects and objects made by humans


As a result of activities in grades K-4, all students should develop understanding of
Science as a human endeavor

Additional cross-curricular standards covered. Will provide detailed standards list.