Lesson Plan

Water Rocket Construction

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What are the basics for building a rocket out of a two-liter bottle? The procedures outline the basics to create an air- and water-powered bottle rocket. Prior to launching the rockets, teams perform safety checks to ensure their designs will be stable in flight.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use the Water Rocket Launcher to launch the rockets
  • Have learners use the Launch Altitude Tracker to determine the altitude of the rockets
Classroom Considerations
  • Ensure rockets are balanced, as unbalanced rockets will be unstable and not safe to launch
  • Learners must complete several other tasks that must be done first, such as building the launcher and altitude trackers
  • The procedures provide just enough guidance to allow for creativity in design
  • The extension activity takes the exercise out of the science and technology fields and into the art field
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