Rocket-Powered Ski Lift

This Rocket-Powered Ski Lift activity & project also includes:

If a ski lift had rockets, imagine how fast it would be! Scholars let their imaginations take flight as they build models for such a ski lift. Rather than using a rocket, though, they'll use a much safer balloon as the power source.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners research how a ski lift actually works as a journal entry
Classroom Considerations

  • Pupils should be familiar with Newton's Laws of Motions
  • Activity requires a variety of materials 
Pros

  • Describes engineering and science connections
  • Gives step-by-step information for conducting the activity
Cons

  • None