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Students construct and test balloon rockets and a model rocket. In this rocket science instructional activity, students use an inquiry-based method to master balloon rockets and have a shoot-off with the goal of attaining the highest altitude. Next, they travel outside to shoot a model rocket as a class. They measure the angle of elevation and determine the altitude reached.
Students discover the laws of gravity by shooting water bottle rockets in the air. In this energy lesson, students create a small rocket from a 2 liter soda bottle, cardboard and a glue gun. Students shoot the rocket into the air using a launcher and identify the types of energy being used in the experiment.
Students explore rocketry using balloon rockets. They demonstrate how rockets can achieve greater altitudes by using the technology of staging. By using two inflated balloons that slide along a fishing line, they simulate a multistage rocket launch with thrust produced from escaping air.