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This activity sheet explains rocket triangulation. The objective is to use your knowledge of similar triangles to determine the total vertical height covered by a soda bottle rocket in flight. We will also use our understanding of trigonometry to double-check the total vertical height. The file is saved as a Word 1997-2004 .doc document.


  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8


Squares and Square Roots The Real Number System Angles Triangles The Pythagorean Theorem The Distance and Midpoint Formulas Similar Triangles and Indirect Measurement Sine Cosine Tangent Ratios



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