Activity #1: Water Rockets!

Materials: water bottle launcher, bottles, water, misc. materials to create fins and parachute (cardboard, string, etc.), safety glasses

Part 1: Carefully view the below video, focusing your attention on Newton’s 3rd Law. Complete the summary in your workbook. 

Part 2: Carefully view the below video for specifics on how to launch your 2L bottle rocket.  

Part 3: Perform a series of test launches using differing amounts of water to determine the amount of water that yields the highest launch. Wear safety glasses. Record your observations in your workbook. 

Part 4: Carefully view the below video beginning at the 2:25 mark. When done, decide if you would like to design a rocket built for maximum height, or maximum time spent in the air. Record your strategy in your workbook. 

Part 5: Using materials similar to those shown below (or analogous materials that you have been provided) build and test your rocket. If materials  When you are happy with its performance (max height or max time), make any corrections and prepare for final launch. Draw a picture of your rocket in your workbook and discuss which one of Newton’s 3 laws is most featured in this activity. 

Part 6: When ready, record a video of your final launch and share below. Type your first name(s) in the “Subject” area. A QR code is provided below for ease of upload. 

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