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Hands-on Activity

Stomp Rockets

Fun Forces
Summary
Students will gain an understanding of performing a controlled experiment and how different variables affect the distance travelled by a stomp rocket.
Overview
Topic: Stomp Rockets
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.
Objective
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 Each hands-on science activity has been ranked based on difficulty of set up and how difficult they are to perform. The rating scale is from 1 to 5, with 1 being the easiest and 5 being the most complicated.

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