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Rockets Away cover showing an image of the Bernoulli.



Grade Levels

Grades K-4, Grades 5-8, Grades 9-12


Mathematics, Physical Science, Measurement and Data Analysis, Probability and Statistics, Problem Solving, Flight and Aeronautics


Lesson Plans / Activities


Rockets Away

The information presented in ‘Rockets Away!’ is intended for both middle school (grades 5-8) and high school (grades 9-12). However, modifications may be made for its use at the elementary (grades k-4) level. The ‘Rockets Away!’ lesson will be divided into two sections. In the first segment, a brief history of rockets and rocketry will be explored. In the second segement, students will explore the concepts of rocketry through both an experiment using alka-seltzer tablets and water and by actually launching rockets.

Rockets Away (K-12)

Grade Level: K-12

Time Required: 120 minutes

National Science Standards Addressed:


  • Physical Science
  • Science as inquiry
  • Science and technology


  • Measurement
  • Data analysis and probability
  • Problem Solving

Topic: Newton’s Laws, Propulsion, Rockets, Forces

This activity is part of the Museum in a Box Lessons