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Soda Pop Can Hero EngineAdd to list Details
In this demonstration/activity, water streaming through holes in the bottom of a suspended soda pop can causes the can to rotate.
Launch ItAdd to list Details
In this design challenge activity, learners use a balloon and other simple materials to design an air-powered rocket that can hit a distant target.
Proportionality: The X-Plane GenerationAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners build a 1:140 "scale model" of NASA's X-33 Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV) Technology Demonstrator, and investigate how the model dimensions compare to the real vehicle.
The "Rocket Reactions" activity is an exciting way to learn about how materials interact, behave, and change.
ElectrolysisAdd to list Details
Learners observe two joined glass tubes containing a conductive salt solution. Electrodes are passing an electric current through the water.
This activity (located on page 3 of the PDF under GPS: Garbology Activity) is a full inquiry investigation into design optimization using recycled materials.
Heavy LiftingAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners work in NASA teams to build balloon-powered rockets using identical parts and compete to launch the greatest number of paper clips to "space" (the ceiling).
Up, Up and Away with Bottles
In this activity, learners make water rockets to explore Newton's Third Law of Motion. Learners make the rockets out of plastic bottles and use a bicycle pump to pump them with air.
3-2-1 POP!Add to list Details
In this physics activity, learners build their own rockets out of film canisters and construction paper.
Learners construct a rocket from a balloon propelled along a guide string.
Achieving OrbitAdd to list Details
In this Engineering Design Challenge activity, learners will use balloons to investigate how a multi-stage rocket, like that used in the Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) mission, can propel a sat
Build a Rocket - and a Launch Pad!Add to list Details
In this activity, learners construct a rocket powered by the pressure generated from an effervescing antacid tablet reacting with water, and build a launch pad for their rocket.
Rocket ScienceAdd to list Details
Learners create a small explosion by collecting hydrogen and oxygen gas together and squeezing them into a flame.
Rippin' RocketsAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners work in pairs to conduct a series of experiments using a balloon, drinking straw, and paper.
Rockets Away!Add to list Details
In this activity, learners work in teams to construct and test fly drinking straw rockets. Learners explore how changing the rockets' fins affect flight distance.
Learners place water and part of an antacid tablet in a film canister. The reaction creates a gas reaction that launches the film canister like a rocket.
Pop! Rocket LauncherAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners construct a simple air pressure launcher for paper rockets.
Launch Altitude TrackerAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners construct hand-held altitude trackers. The device is a sighting tube with a marked water level that permits measurement of the inclination of the tube.
Rocket Wind TunnelAdd to list Details
In this activity, learners evaluate the potential performance of air rockets placed inside a wind tunnel.
3...2...1 Puff!Add to list Details
In this activity, learners build small indoor paper rockets, determine their flight stability, and launch them by blowing air through a drinking straw.