Wednesday, 5/6/15- A 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 the variable that you are testing; Work out the following word picture brainteaser:
  2. Rocket Experiment-
  • Build 2 more rockets in addition to the one that you have. Remember to keep the other variables constant/control the other variables. Put your name on your new rockets.
  • Measure the new rockets (mass, length, diameter of base)
  • Conduct experiment- Test the new independent variable and record dependent variable in data table.


  • STUDY- Rocket & Newton’s Laws of Motion Quiz on Friday 5/6 (pp.92-95 in ISN)
  • Rocket Experiment Packet due on Friday 5/6