These websites are about author Homer Hickam and his books. Includes biographical information, interviews, lesson plans, activity ideas, and study guides. Many of the websites and lesson plans are related to the “Rocket Boy” and “October Sky”. There is a link to eThemes resources on Science: Rockets.
This literature unit for Homer Hickam's "October Sky" includes assignments; information about black lung disease; information about the book, movie, and historical background; information about what a memoir is; unit objectives; links to scenes from the movie; information about space exploration; and information about Werner von Braun.
Learn about rocket science. Explore a timeline of rocket development from 100 B.C to our days. Find out about the first Earth's artificial satellite, Sputnik, and the space race between two countries. Read biographies of famous scientists and their rockets. Learn principles of rocketry and the physics and mathematics involved. There is a link to an eThemes resource on water bottle rockets. Includes a lesson plan, online rocket launch simulations, and photographs.