Launch It

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Launch pupil interest in rockets. Scholars build rockets out of straws and balloons to learn about Newton's Third Law of Motion. Their task is to hit a target five feet away. It's not as easy as it seems!

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Instructional Ideas

  • Take learners outside for the lesson if possible
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires several different materials, including two different-sized straws
  • Instructors need to set up targets and organize supplies before the activity
Pros

  • Provides some tips for troubleshooting various issues
  • Describes science and engineering connections
Cons

  • None