The guiding question for this activity is,“How can you design a straw rocket to go the farthest distance?” Encourage students to use the engineering cycle to design, test, and then improve their rocket. A detailed science behind the activity is provided. Students will also learn about force, thrust, drag, lift, and weight. Before beginning this activity, we recommend you read Chapters 9 and 11 which are in this book selection. Chapter 9 is an overview of the section and introduces the format used to present ideas for Family Science Night activities. Chapter 11 features activities that we believe to be at an intermediate level. A materials list, references, safety notes, standards, and teacher background information are provided. This book selection also includes the Table of Contents, Preface, Acknowledgments, About the Authors, Introduction, and Index.

Level

Elementary SchoolMiddle SchoolHigh School

Grade Levels

Elementary Middle School

Topics

Engineering STEM Three-Dimensional Learning

Details

Type Book ChapterPub Date 2/11/2019Pages 34

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