With the Balloon Rockets Guided-Inquiry Kit for physical science and physics, build a balloon “rocket” that will travel across the classroom. Learn how to design an experiment while investigating Newton’s laws of motion.
It’s the return of the space race! Challenge your students to build a balloon “rocket” that will travel across the classroom. This hands-on, inquiry-based lab will teach students how to design an experiment as they investigate Newton’s laws of motion and rocket thrust. Students tether a balloon to fishing line stretched across the room and then must find a successful combination of orientation, drag and thrust that will launch the balloon across the room. The task requires students to run various trials and then modify their balloon rockets based on what they learn in each trial. A fun and stimulating lab that your students will never forget! Includes detailed background information, instructions and valuable Teacher Notes with teaching tips and answers to pre- and post-lab questions.
Complete for 30 students working in pairs. A balloon refill package is available separately.