SpaceCAD in education

Ignite student engagement and energize learning through real-life problem solving ‐
and launching a real rocket at the end of the project!

Model rocketry allows our future scientists, designers and engineers to explore their talents and to work hands-on to grasp Information and Control Technology (ICT), math, science, engineering and design & technology, through practical experience and demonstration.

Inspire imagination and creativity

SpaceCAD helps you to give your students an understanding of the things that affect a rocket in flight and how to achieve best performance and safety.

Develop and test model rockets, gather and analyze data and much more. Tap into student's innate desire to explore, investigate and learn.

Design rockets on a PC, build them for real and get outside for real rocket launching and safe recovery!

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Principles of Rocketry

Investigate the basic principles of rocketry like aerodynamics and forces of flight (lift, drag, thrust, and gravity).

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Hands-On Learning

Students can learn hands-on about material properties (density, volume) and understand the difference between distance, velocity and acceleration.

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Physical Concepts

Students can easily grasp concepts like impulse, numeric precision, momentum, efficiency, kinetic and potential energy and much more.

“One of my students who has extremely low self-esteem, tried your software for the first time yesterday, and took to it like a duck to water. She was the first one to finish a complete, original design that was stable and launched perfectly. It really made her day! Thanks for such awesome software!”
Christopher Hoppner
Locust Valley CSD

TARC

The Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) is an extra- curricular hands-on project-based learning program. It is modeled around the aerospace industry's design, fabrication and testing processes. All students participate in a team of 3-10 students to design, build, and fly a rocket.

Like aerospace companies work within specific design parameters, every year the challenge requires teams to achieve the same basic mission-oriented goals of hitting a precise altitude, landing within a specific flight time window, and returning a raw egg (“the astronaut”) without cracking. SpaceCAD is proud to be official software for this event.

UKAYRoC

The United Kingdom Aerospace Youth Rocketry Challenge (UKAYRoC) is the largest model rocket showcase in the UK. It provides secondary school student teams (3 to 5 members), aged 11-18yrs a realistic experience in designing a flying aerospace vehicle that meets a specified set of mission and performance requirements.

Students have to work together in teams, just as aerospace engineers do. It is not intended to be easy, but it is well within the capabilities of secondary school students with a good background in science and maths, and some craftsmanship skills. The key goal of UKAYRoC is to “Encourage school children to enter the world of aerospace and science”. SpaceCAD is proud to be official software for this event.

  • Learn more about UKAYRoC at their website