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Paper Rockets - Intermediate

Author(s): Deborah A. Shearer, MS, and Gregory L. Vogt, EdD
Paper Rockets - Intermediate

© Joerg Hackermann.

  • Grades:
  • 6-8 9-12

Students construct paper rockets, fly them using the launchers built earlier, evaluate their rockets' flight, and modify their designs to improve flight performance.

Following the flight of the rockets, students reconsider their rocket designs, make modifications, and fly the modified rockets to determine if the changes affected rocket performance. Students conclude the activity by writing a post-flight mission report.

The "Paper Rockets - Intermediate" activity is from the Rockets Educators Guide. Although grade levels are suggested, small modifications will enable more complex activities to be used successfully with other grade levels for observation, demonstration or complete lessons.

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