I Can Determine the Height of a Rocket!

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Three, two, one ... blastoff! Individuals use clinometers to measure angles of elevation for tall objects, including a launched rocket if available. Using these measurements, they apply trigonometry to determine the heights of the objects.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • If possible, collaborate with a science or technology teacher and actually launch rockets
Classroom Considerations

  • Pupils should be familiar with trigonometric ratios
  • Activity requires clinometers
Pros

  • Provides worksheets and a PowerPoint presentation
  • Includes a grading rubric for the activity
Cons

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