Wednesday, 4/29/15- B Day

Learning Objective:

To design & conduct an experiment to determine how launch angle, force, length of rocket body, & number of fins affects the distance a rocket travels

Learning Activities:

  1. Do Now- Copy down today’s homework assignment in your planner; Get out the Straw Rocket Experiment packet and turn to page 2; On a strip of colored paper, write down the independent variable, dependent variable, and a constant from the Straw Rocket Experiment.
  2. Experiment- Straw Rocket
  • Conduct experiment- Test launch angles and record results on data table. Do “Analyze the Data” on p.2.
  • Model how to test the force and measure the distance. Modify the Data Table.
  • Conduct experiment- Test force and record results on data table


Complete the Conclusion for launch angle in the Straw Rocket Experiment Packet- due tomorrow 4/30