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Water Rocket Launcher (teacher only)

Author(s): Deborah A. Shearer, MS, and Gregory L. Vogt, EdD
Water Rocket Launcher (teacher only)

Illustration courtesy of G.L. Vogt, EdD.

Instructions for building and operating a platform from which to launch water rockets used in student experiments. Please follow all cautions provided in the text and build the launcher to specifications.

The "Water Rocket Launcher" activity is from the Rockets Educators Guide, and is designed to be used with the activities, "Water Rockets," and "Project X-51."

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