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Other

Description:

In this design challenge activity, learners use a balloon and other simple materials to design an air-powered rocket that can hit a distant target. Learners are encouraged to consider how rocket length, number of fins, additional weight and launch angle will affect travel distance. The associated leader's guide relates this challenge to NASA and lunar spacecraft.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General
  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Informal Education,NSDL,rocket,fins,Gravity,invention,design,Space Science,Problem Solving,Mathematics,straw rocket,Motion and Forces,Potential and Kinetic Energy,Troubleshooting and Maintenance,angle,Chemistry,innovation,General science,Aerospace Engineering,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-056,Invention and Innovation,Middle School,Plane Geometry,Elementary School,kenetic energy,Conducting Investigations,Transportation,History/Policy/Law,Momentum and Velocity,Physics,Impacts of Technology,Transportation Engineering,Upper Elementary,potential energy,Technology,Energy,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20110926132505237T,Engineering,NASA,Science and society,Space science,The Design Process,Physical science,Education,Projectile Motion,Machines

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

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Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike

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