How Do Probes Get To Space

Students investigate how force works to propel rockets into outer space. In this physics instructional activity, students use a drinking straw, fishing line, a balloon, and tape to explore how force works in outer space. Students repeat the experiment using different amounts of air in the balloon and discuss Newton's Third Law of Motion.

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3rd - 8th
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
1 hr
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning