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Launch It

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Product Type: Lesson Plan/Activity
Audience: Educators, Informal Education
Grade Levels: 3-8
Publication Year: 2009
Product Number: EG-2009-02-05-MSFC
Subjects: History, Technology

In this challenge, students follow the engineering design process to do the following:

1. Design and build a rocket from a straw.
2. Launch their rocket using a balloon.
3. Use their testing results to improve their rocket.
4. Try to hit a target consistently with their rockets.

Launch It  [1MB PDF file]

This lesson plan is part of the On the Moon Educator Guide.

Page Last Updated: December 17th, 2014
Page Editor: Flint Wild