Students will create and launch paper rockets. They will have the opportunity to observe the concepts of force and motion in action.
|Recommended Grade||1st grade|
|Sciece Topic||Force and Motion|
NC 3.P.1 Understand motion and factors that affect motion.
How do you make something move? You push or pull it! Pushes and pulls are forces; forces start, stop and change motion.
What is happening?
The rocket launcher starts motion by pushing the rocket up into the air. Gravity and air resistance change the motion of the rocket by eventually pulling it back down to the earth. The ground itself stops the rocket's motion because when the rocket hits the ground the ground pushes up on the rocket and gravity can not pull it any closer to the earth.
1. A basic understanding of gravity and how it relates to rockets
-Clear packing tape
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Time Estimate: 60-75 minutes
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