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Stomp Rocket


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    Community Science Workshop Network

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Stomp Rocket

In this activity, learners build rockets and shoot them into the air by stomping on the plastic bottle launchers. Use this activity to demonstrate air pressure, projectile motion, Newton's Laws of Motion, and vectors.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
30 to 45 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$5 - $10 per student

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 14

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan

Language:
English

Materials List (per student)


  • 1 piece of construction paper
  • 1 folder
  • 1 bike tube
  • 1 2-liter or other size bottle
  • 1 PVC pipe
  • masking tape
  • duct tape
  • scissors

Subjects


  • Engineering and Technology
    • Engineering
      • Aerospace Engineering
      • Transportation Engineering
  • Physical Sciences
    • Energy
    • Motion and Forces
      • Gravity
      • Momentum and Velocity
      • Acceleration
      • Projectile Motion
      • Newton's Laws
    • Structure and Properties of Matter
      • Volume and Density
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Conducting Investigations

Informal Categories


  • Model Building
  • Outdoor Activity
  • Toys
  • Transportation

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • be mobile
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Components that are part of this resource:

Includes alignment to state and/or national standards

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Access Rights:

  • Free access

By:

  • Fresno Community Science Workshop

Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, Fresno Community Science Workshop, ©2012

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