Students will gain an understanding of performing a controlled experiment and how different variables affect the distance travelled by a stomp rocket.
Real World Science Topics:
- An exploration of conservation of momentum applied to rockets.
- An exploration of the relationship between the launching angle and distance travelled by a rocket.
- An exploration of the factors that affect the distance travelled by a rocket.
In this activity, students will construct and launch stomp rockets. Students will learn about the concepts of conservation of momentum, thrust, controlling variables, and recording data.
Activity Difficulty Rating: 4
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