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Students compare the reaction rates of effervescent antacid tablets under different conditions. They investigate methods of increasing the power of rocket fuels by manipulating surface area and temperature.
Students design and construct a paper rocket that can be launched with a drinking straw. They participate in a lecture and read an article about rocketry and how Newton's Third Law applies to rocket launches. Each student constructs their own rocket and competes to have the farthest launch.
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.
Young scholars investigate the effect that weight has on rocket flight. They construct a variety of straw-launched rockets that have different weights, observe what happens when the weight of a rocket is altered by reducing its physical size and using different construction materials, and record the data.
Students can use rocketry to understand Newton's Three Laws of Motion.
Pupils discuss rockets and how they work. Students research basic information about the Space Shuttle. Pupils work in collaborative groups creating "rockets" with empty film canisters. Students launch their "rockets" and record results in their journal. Pupils change launch constituents in lab and re-launch "rockets". Students draw a diagram of a rocket and explain how it works. Extension:Pupils build model of the Space Shuttle.
Eighth graders comprehend Newton's Laws of Motion and to use the scientific method in rocketry sub-unit. They work through the scientific method. Students illustrate how science and Newton's Laws can be used in everyday situations and movement.
Space science and math collide in this inquiry that investigates launching times for antacid-tablet rockets! Upper elementary or middle school learners collect data as they launch these mini rockets. They apply concepts of place value and work with decimal and fractional values to analyze the data. Interactive websites, a video, and all of the related handouts are included in this stellar lesson!
Students, in groups, build and decorate rocket kits and then launch them.
Students examine what it takes to be a rocket scientist and other related careers.  In this rockets  activity students use the Internet to do their research.
Students construct a "rocket" using vinegar, water and baking soda. In this chemical reaction/bottle rocket instructional activity, students review information about chemical reactions presented by the teacher and follow instructions to construct their rockets. Students follow-up with a writing activity and discussion about their results.
In this graphic organizer worksheet, students brainstorm to describe a rocket. Students are given a picture of a rocket with eight surrounding circles, and they are to fill in the circles with descriptions of the rocket.
Students make a baking soda rocket out of vinegar, baking soda, and a soda bottle. In this rockets lesson plan, students discuss the liquid, solid, and gas combination.
Students explore story comprehension by reading a children's story in class. In this character study lesson, students read the story The Rocket Ship and analyze the characters, themes and settings of the story. Students complete a vocabulary activity dealing with the story.
Water or stomp rockets are great tools when you want to investigate gravity, the design process, and the way rockets work. Thrust your class into an active and engaging lesson as they first design paper rockets and then move onto a more complex challenge. Soda bottles, PVC pipe, and water will make for a fun afternoon at school.
The first two slides set up the conditions for this "experiment on paper".  A fun activity where students chose which of the rockets will fly higher in the situations given. Each slide is followed by an answer page and this presentation could even be used by 2 classroom teams to question each other. Velocity, mass and speed are considered in this activity and it also stimulates mental math practice. 
Fourth graders investigate the third law of motion. In this third law of motion lesson, 4th graders explore the forces necessary for a rocket to launch. Students compare and contrast propellant and fuel. Numerous resources are provided.
Students are introduced to a project involving rockets. After chosing a rocket of their own, they assemble them in class and use an open field for launching them. They relate the path of their rocket to Newton's Second and Third Laws of Motion.
If you want to have your space science superstars build and test rockets, NASA has crafted a comprehensive guide for you! In collaborative groups, high schoolers construct soda bottle rockets and apply Newton's laws of motion. Everything you need to make this a memorable and educational project is included: teacher instructions, a budget worksheet, materials requisition slips, and more!
Young scholars discuss Newton's laws of motion. The conduct motion experiments by building "Newton Rocket Cars" from assorted materials. They propel the cars with rubber bands and wooden blocks and record the distance traveled on data sheets.

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