# Operate a multistage rocket.

## Definition

Operation should include

- performing the launch at a secured test bed area or other approved location
- following NAR safety procedures
- graphing burnout, trajectory, and duration data to increase future flight efficiency.

## Process/Skill Questions

- Why is it important to analyze flight data?
- Why are launches canceled due to weather concerns, even when it appears to be a good, clear day to launch?
- What safety precautions must be observed in every rocket launch?

## Related Standards of Learning

## English

### 11.5

The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts including employment documents and technical writing.

- Apply information from texts to clarify understanding of concepts.
- Read and correctly interpret an application for employment, workplace documents, or an application for college admission.
- Analyze technical writing for clarity.
- Paraphrase and synthesize ideas within and between texts.
- Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support.
- Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
- Analyze false premises, claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.
- Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, sarcasm, overstatement, and understatement in text.
- Generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, evaluative, synthesizing, and critical thinking questions about the text(s).

### 12.5

The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts.

- Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).
- Identify and synthesize resources to make decisions, complete tasks, and solve specific problems.
- Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
- Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
- Analyze false premises claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.

## Mathematics

### A.7

The student will investigate and analyze function (linear and quadratic) families and their characteristics both algebraically and graphically, including

- determining whether a relation is a function;
- domain and range;
- zeros of a function;
*x*- and*y*-intercepts;- finding the values of a function for elements in its domain; and
- making connections between and among multiple representations of functions including concrete, verbal, numeric, graphic, and algebraic.

### A.8

The student, given a situation in a real-world context, will analyze a relation to determine whether a direct or inverse variation exists, and represent a direct variation algebraically and graphically and an inverse variation algebraically.

### A.9

The student will collect and analyze data, determine the equation of the curve of best fit in order to make predictions, and solve practical problems, using mathematical models of linear and quadratic functions.

### AFDA.1

The student will investigate and analyze linear, quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic function families and their characteristics. Key concepts include

- domain and range;
- intervals in which the function is increasing or decreasing;
- absolute maxima and minima;
- zeros;
- intercepts;
- values of a function for elements in its domain;
- connections between and among multiple representations of functions using verbal descriptions, tables, equations, and graphs;
- end behavior; and
- vertical and horizontal asymptotes.

### AII.7

The student will investigate and analyze linear, quadratic, absolute value, square root, cube root, rational, polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic function families algebraically and graphically. Key concepts include

- domain, range, and continuity;
- intervals in which a function is increasing or decreasing;
- extrema;
- zeros;
- intercepts;
- values of a function for elements in its domain;
- connections between and among multiple representations of functions using verbal descriptions, tables, equations, and graphs;
- end behavior;
- vertical and horizontal asymptotes;
- inverse of a function; and
- composition of functions algebraically and graphically.

### AII.9

The student will collect and analyze data, determine the equation of the curve of best fit in order to make predictions, and solve practical problems, using mathematical models of linear, quadratic, and exponential functions.

### PS.4*

The student will analyze scatterplots to identify and describe the relationship between two variables, using shape; strength of relationship; clusters; positive, negative, or no association; outliers; and influential points.