Thursday, 1 December 2011

Foam Rocket

Audience: Educators
Grades: 4-12

Students will construct rockets made from pipe insulating foam and use them to investigate the trajectory relationship between launch angle and range in a controlled investigation.

Foam Rocket [997KB PDF file]

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This activity is part of the Rockets Educator Guide.

Build and Launch a Foam Rocket

Build a rubber-band-powered rocket and launch it at various angles to learn about rocket stability and trajectory. This lesson provides students with an excellent hands-on perspective on key mathematical concepts as well as data analysis and reasoning.  

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