PostedThursday, November 1, 2018 at 8:46 AM
Students investigate the effect that weight has on rocket flight. They construct a variety of drinking straw-launched rockets—"strawkets"—of different weights. Specifically, they observe what happens when the weight of a strawket is altered by reducing its physical size and using different construction materials. They also they determine the importance of weight distribution in rockets. In the continuing hypothetical story for this unit, what students learn about rocket weight adds to their background understanding in their effort to help Tess launch a communication satellite.