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!
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.
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