Learners construct a rocket from a balloon propelled along a guide string. ... More

Learners construct a rocket from a balloon propelled along a guide string. They use this model to learn about Newton's three laws of motion, examining the effect of different forces on the motion of the rocket. This activity can be combined with other activities to create a larger lesson. Resource contains vocabulary definitions and suggestions for assessment, extensions, and scaling for different levels of learners.

More- Subject:
- Mathematics
- Chemistry
- Physics
- Material Type:
- Activities and Labs
- Instructional Material
- Provider:
- Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
- Provider Set:
- SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
- Author:
- Ben Heavner
- Denise Carlson
- Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE)
- Integrated Teaching and Learning Program, College of Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
- Malinda Schaefer Zarske
- National Science Foundation
- Sabre Duren
- U.S. Department of Education