Rocket Challenge

This Rocket Challenge activity & project also includes:

You might just be responsible for launching a future career in rocket science. Pupils use Alka-Seltzer® tablets as the power source for a film-canister rocket. These rockets must able to carry a clay payload and hit a target on a wall.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Find video clips of rocket launches to show to the class
Classroom Considerations
  • You may want to perform the activity outside due to the use of water
  • Be sure to explain safety issues when launching the rockets
Pros
  • Detailed instructions are helpful in the administration of the activity
  • Lists guiding questions to facilitate discussion
Cons
  • None