Model Rocket

Acceleration, velocity, mass, and gravity all play a role in the motion of a rocket. Young scientists explore the connection among these components using an interactive tutorial. They adjust the mass and thrust force to experiment with the motion of the rocket. Graphs display the acceleration and altitude of the rocket throughout its path.

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Instructional Ideas

  • View the video as a class to create motivation for the lesson
Classroom Considerations

  • Must have a free CK-12 account to access the lesson
  • Requires a solid understanding of the acceleration due to gravity
Pros

  • Includes a worksheet for learners to follow as they use the interactive
  • Provides links to additional interactive materials to explore the concept further
Cons

  • None