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Hands-on Activity in Rocket Building

A student prepares a rocket for launch

Product Type: Video Learning Clip
Audience: Educators, Informal Education, Students
Grade Levels: 5-8
Year: 2003
Subject: Technology

This NASA video segment shows students performing a hands-on activity to find the optimum ratio of baking soda to a controlled amount of vinegar to power a baking soda and vinegar, or BSV, rocket. Middle school students from Huntsville, Ala., assemble their BSV rockets, launch their rockets and measure the distances that their cargo traveled. Students also graph their results and analyze them as a class to determine the amount of baking soda and vinegar to provide the best performance.

Hands-on Activity in Rocket Building
Duration: 3 minutes 05 seconds
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