AeroEducate 3-5 Activity: Bubbling Rocket Launch
AeroEducate 3-5 Activity: Bubbling Rocket Launch
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PostedMonday, May 16, 2022 at 4:59 PM

Updated06/01/2022

In the Bubbling Rocket Launch learners experiment to determine the most effective "fuel" mixes for a film cannister rocket. Then they design and modify the shape of a rocket to reduce drag and increase the rocket’s height during flight.

Bubbling Rocket Launch: How does shape impact drag?

Objective: Observe Newton’s Third Law of motion and understand how drag impacts thrust

Scenario and Task: Today you are an aerospace engineer. You will modify and test the shape of a rocket and its nose cone. Your task is to increase the rocket's height during launch when thrust isn't changed.

AeroEducate 3-5 Activities are developed for learners to investigate topics such as the four forces of flight, Newton's third law, and Bernoulli's Principle. Designed in a 5-E lesson format, each activity begins with an essential question, incorporates a career component through a real-world scenario, and introduces age-appropriate vocabulary.  Background information for the facilitator is included. Posters that illustrate key concepts associated with the lesson can be printed or viewed electronically. Templates are included as needed.

Full access to the activity and supporting resources is provided once free registration to the AeroEducate website is completed. 

 

AeroEducate is a series of STEM activities developed by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) in cooperation with North Carolina State University and the National Institute of Aerospace. EAA is a passionate community of aviation enthusiasts from diverse backgrounds.

In the Bubbling Rocket Launch learners experiment to determine the most effective "fuel" mixes for a film cannister rocket. Then they design and modify the shape of a rocket to reduce drag and increase the rocket’s height during flight.

Bubbling Rocket Launch: How does shape impact drag?

Objective: Observe Newton’s Third Law of motion and understand how drag impacts thrust

Scenario and Task: Today you are an aerospace engineer. You will modify and test the shape of a rocket and its nose cone. Your task is to increase the rocket's height during launch when thrust isn't changed.

AeroEducate 3-5 Activities are developed for learners to investigate topics such as the four forces of flight, Newton's third law, and Bernoulli's Principle. Designed in a 5-E lesson format, each activity begins with an essential question, incorporates a career component through a real-world scenario, and introduces age-appropriate vocabulary.  Background information for the facilitator is included. Posters that illustrate key concepts associated with the lesson can be printed or viewed electronically. Templates are included as needed.

Full access to the activity and supporting resources is provided once free registration to the AeroEducate website is completed. 

 

AeroEducate is a series of STEM activities developed by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) in cooperation with North Carolina State University and the National Institute of Aerospace. EAA is a passionate community of aviation enthusiasts from diverse backgrounds.

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