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Monday
Sep052011

Water Bottle Rockets

At the end of the year, students get a chance to be the scientists in several projects. One of my absolute favorites is the water bottle rocket. The video shows the general design of the rockets and several launches. What I love about the project is that they chose one variable to change that will increase flight distance. Variables include fin shape, fin size, fin placement, volume of water, etc. I also love that there is not just one design that works. Here is the handout that I give to students.

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Hi, what else can you use for mass? Is there a website I could order the stands from? Thanks

October 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKatrina

Do you have a link or set of directions for how to build your rocket launcher?

July 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAudrey

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