Rockets Away!

Rockets Away!: Exploring the Science of Forces and Motion

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.

Rockets Away! Informational Flyer With Crosswalk to Ohio Science Standards
Rockets Away! Lessons at a Glance Crosswalk to National Science Standards
Rockets Away! Presentation (ppt)

Equipment

2-Liter Bottle Launcher

Launchers that Extension educators have found helpful include these:

AquaPod Bottle Launcher, hogwildtoys.com/aquapod
Aquaport II Water Rocket Launcher, pitsco.com
Blast Away Launcher, blastawaylauncher.com
EZ-Launch Pop Bottle Launcher, ez-launch.com

(Endorsement of these products by The Ohio State University is neither intended nor implied.)

Bike Pump

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.)

 

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