Two-Stage Balloon Rocket
- Understand how Newton's laws of motion apply to rocket flight
- Use the engineering design process to optimize a rocket design
OverviewLearn about real space flight and Newton's laws of motion with this fun lesson! This new twist on a classic project lets your students build a multi-stage balloon rocket that they can launch across the classroom.
NGSS AlignmentThis lesson helps students prepare for these Next Generation Science Standards Performance Expectations:
Materials needed for a balloon rocket include: multiple balloons, an air pump, scissors, straws, fishing line, tape, a cardboard tube, and binder clips.
Materials per group of 2–4 students:
Area of Science
Forces, Newton's law of motion
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