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published by the NASA Glenn Research Center
This NASA site provides directions for building a version of Hero's engine using a soda can. Construction is easy and the engine spins nicely. Links provide other rocket-related activities.
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Motion, Forces, and Energy
- Applications of Newton's Laws
- Rotational Dynamics
- High School
- Middle School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
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Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 2007 NASA Glenn Research Center
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Keywords: Hero's Engine, Newton's Laws, Rockets, rotational motion, torque
Record Creator: Metadata instance created August 3, 2007 by Andrew Coughlin
Record Updated: Feb 17, 2009 by Lyle Barbato
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September 25, 2007
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AIP Format
(NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, 2007), WWW Document, (http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/rocket/TRCRocket/hero.html).
AJP/PRST-PER
Soda Pop Can Hero Engine (NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, 2007), <http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/rocket/TRCRocket/hero.html>.
APA Format
Soda Pop Can Hero Engine. (2007, September 25). Retrieved July 31, 2014, from NASA Glenn Research Center: http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/rocket/TRCRocket/hero.html
Chicago Format
NASA Glenn Research Center. Soda Pop Can Hero Engine. Cleveland: NASA Glenn Research Center, September 25, 2007. http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/rocket/TRCRocket/hero.html (accessed 31 July 2014).
MLA Format
Soda Pop Can Hero Engine. Cleveland: NASA Glenn Research Center, 2007. 25 Sep. 2007. 31 July 2014 <http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/rocket/TRCRocket/hero.html>.
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@misc{ Title = {Soda Pop Can Hero Engine}, Publisher = {NASA Glenn Research Center}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {31 July 2014}, Month = {September 25, 2007}, Year = {2007} }
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