Rocket Model: Friction

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BeginnerIntermediateAdvanced
Software
Fusion 360
Time
15+ hours
Think like an engineer: Design a rocket to the moon

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Think like an engineer: Design a rocket to the moon

Missions to the moon help scientists understand how gravitational forces affect life on earth, from tides to energy consumption. But rockets face a major challenge on their way to the moon: friction. In this engineering challenge, you can design a rocket with an aerodynamic shape and surface to minimize friction drag, and maximize stability and fuel efficiency.

 

Get creative with design in class

In this classroom challenge, you'll learn skills that engineers at NASA use every day at work: researching technical requirements, sketching 3D models, applying principles of aerodynamics, and presenting a finished 3D model rocket engineered for a successful moon mission. With creativity and critical thinking, your class will create a sleek rocket that's ready for takeoff—and launch careers in 3D design, physics, and engineering.

 

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These assets apply to all levels

These assets can be used for all the difficulty levels found below.

  • Instructor Manual.pdf 512.01 KB PREVIEW
  • Student Manual 844.86 KB PREVIEW
  • Datasets.zip 194.89 KB
  • Academic Standards 559.52 KB

Beginner

Download the assets to learn the beginner steps to modeling a rocket in Fusion 360.

Beginner Assets

  • Beginner Software Tutorials.zip 24.24 MB
  • Beginner Step-by-step guide 1.48 MB

Intermediate

Download the assets to learn the intermediate steps to modeling a rocket in Fusion 360.

Intermediate Assets

  • Intermediate Software Tutorials.zip 18.12 MB
  • Intermediate Step-by-step guide 598.94 KB

Advanced

Download the assets to learn the advanced steps to modeling a rocket in Fusion 360.

Advanced Assets

  • Advanced Software Tutorials.zip 16.14 MB
  • Advanced Step-by-Step Guide 20.31 KB