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Fuel Cell Football Apparatus

By: The Flinn Staff

Item #: AP7310

Price: $60.10

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Use the Goal Post Apparatus Kit for Fuel Cell Football to make a “chemical field goal” by sending a pipet bulb through a goal post on the opposite side of the laboratory! The “kick” is up, and it is... GOOD!

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The “kick” is up, and it is... GOOD! Fuel-cell field goal! When properly filled with a mixture of hydrogen and oxygen, a plastic pipet bulb can be projected 20–30 feet across a classroom. The goal of this activity is to make a “chemical field goal” by sending the pipet bulb through the goal post on the opposite side of the classroom. Kit includes the materials to build a 1/7 scale replica of an NFL goalpost, a launcher and unique launch pad. Instructions included with kit provide directions for building the goalpost apparatus and procedure for preparing chemicals and launching fuel cell “footballs.”

Optional Micro-Mole Rockets Student Laboratory Kit (Catalog No. AP6374) includes all of the required chemicals to perform this activity with 30 students working in pairs. 


Materials Included in Kit: 
Clay, terra cotta, ¼ lb package
Acrylic sheet with attached PVC coupling
Piezo electric igniter, assembled
PVC elbow, ¾", 90º, 2
PVC pipe, ¾" diameter, 17"
PVC pipe, ¾" diameter, 15¾", 2
PVC pipe, ¾" diameter, 47½", 2
PVC, ¾", tee
Spatula, 3
Weighing dish, disposable, 5.5 g, 5½" x 5½", 3
Y-connector, ½"

Correlation to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Science & Engineering Practices

Planning and carrying out investigations

Disciplinary Core Ideas

MS-PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
MS-PS1.B: Chemical Reactions
HS-PS1.B: Chemical Reactions

Crosscutting Concepts

Energy and matter