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published by the NASA Glenn Research Center
This NASA site provides detailed directions for building a version of Hero's engine using a soda can. The main objective of this project is to show students, in a practical way, Newton's Laws of Motion. That is, how the force exerted on a can by the flow of water can make it rotate. Additionally NASA presents other types of engines and rockets that serve the purpose of illustrating physics to students.
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Classical Mechanics
- Applications of Newton's Laws
- Rotational Dynamics
- High School
- Middle School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
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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:
February 17, 2009 by Lyle Barbato
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September 25, 2007
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(NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, 2007), WWW Document, (http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/rocket/TRCRocket/hero.html).
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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 December 17, 2017, from NASA Glenn Research Center: http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/rocket/TRCRocket/hero.html
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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 17 December 2017).
MLA Format
Soda Pop Can Hero Engine. Cleveland: NASA Glenn Research Center, 2007. 25 Sep. 2007. 17 Dec. 2017 <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 = {2017}, Number = {17 December 2017}, Month = {September 25, 2007}, Year = {2007} }
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