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Launch Excitement with Water Rockets

by: Juan Carlos Sanchez and John Penick

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Explosions and fires—these are what many students are waiting for in science classes. And when they do occur, students pay attention. While we can’t entertain our students with continual mayhem, we can catch their attention and cater to their desires for excitement by saying, “Let’s make rockets.” In this activity, students make simple, reusable launchers and rockets for experiments while learning fundamental principles of physics.

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Type Journal ArticlePub Date 10/1/2007Stock # ss07_031_02_37Volume 031Issue 02

NSTA Press produces classroom-ready activities, hands-on approaches to inquiry, relevant professional development, the latest scientific education news and research, assessment and standards-based instruction.

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