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Compressed Air Rocket Add-On Program- (3rd – 12th graders)
Min./ Max. Size of Group Required:
1 launch: 20/30 students
2 launches: 20/30 students
Amount of Time Required: 1 - 3 Hours (depending on number of launches)
$5.00 additional per student

3, 2, 1 Blastoff! Learn what makes a rocket fly high as you build an air compressed rocket out of basic household materials. Even compressed air can propel a rocket.
(Available from April 1st – November 1st only)

Students will…

    • C.4.2 Use the science content being learned to ask questions, plan investigations, make observations, make predictions, and offer explanations

    • C.4.7 Support their conclusions with logical arguments

    • C.4.8 Ask additional questions that might help focus or further an investigation.

    • D.4.6 Observe and describe physical events in objects at rest or in motion

    • B.4.2 Identify the parts of a system and explain how the parts working together allow the system to do things the individual parts are unable to do alone.

    • B.4.3 Describe the various reasons systems may fail.


    • D.8.5 Explain the motion of objects by describing the forces acting on them.

    • B.8.1 Compare and contrast the function of technological systems

    • B.8.2 Analyze various systems and identify the ways in which they are controlled to produce a desired outcome

    • B.8.3 Identify potential sources of failure in a system.

    • C.8.11 Raise further questions which still need to be answered.

    • D.8.3 Determine measurement directly using standard units

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