Rockets Away!: Exploring the Science of Forces and Motion
**We regret to say the popular Rocket Design Simulation is not longer available. It was created with Adobe Flash, an older programming language that no longer has widespread support.**
Recommended for teachers and other group leaders, this popular favorite is now up-to-date and more effective than ever at teaching the concepts of forces and motion via rocketry. The project's exciting conclusion is building and launching 2-liter bottle water rockets. A Rockets Away Student Logbook is required for each student. A bottle-rocket launcher may be available from your county Extension office, or see below for ordering launchers we have used and like.
2-Liter Bottle Launcher
Launchers that Extension educators have found helpful include these:
- AquaPod Bottle Launcher, amazon.com/Aquapod-Bottle-Launcher-Launch-Bottles/dp/B003Y5DOJC
- Aquaport II Water Rocket Launcher, pitsco.com
- EZ-Launch Pop Bottle Launcher, ez-launch.com
(Endorsement of these products by The Ohio State University is neither intended nor implied.)
The Deluxe Port Pump II from Pitsco Education includes heavy-duty construction and an easy-to-see pressure gauge. Product details and ordering are available at pitsco.com. Call 800-835-0686 for more information.
(Endorsement of this product by The Ohio State University is neither intended nor implied.)