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Articulating Stomp Rocket System NGSS

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Have a blast building and launching your own rockets.

Description

Your students will have a blast building their own Stomp Rockets and launching them outside for hands-on experiments related to Newton's laws, energy transfer, aerodynamics, and more variables than we can name! Our Articulating Stomp Rocket launch pad is built from durable components that will provide years of service. Includes 11 distance marker flags, a protractor, and directions for downloading step-by-step assembly instructions, a rocket template, teaching lessons, and student worksheets. Can be modified for use in K-12 classes. Plastic soda bottle not included.

Created by Paul V. Reyna, Texas State Teacher of the Year finalist, Garland, Texas.

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NGSS

This product will support your students' understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)*, as shown in the table below.

Elementary Middle School High School

K-PS2-2

Students can build and launch paper rockets from the Articulating Stomp Rocket launch pad to explore flight and analyze data to determine if a design solution works as intended to change the speed and direction of an object with a push or a pull.

K-2-ETS1-1
K-2-ETS1-2
K-2-ETS1-3

Students can design and test paper rockets to launch from the Articulating Stomp Rocket launch pad to utilize engineering skills and proper testing methods of materials and design.

2-PS1-2

Students can design and launch paper rockets from the Articulating Stomp Rocket launch pad; using data to determine which rocket materials have the properties that are best suited for an intended purpose.

3-PS2-2

Students can make observations and/or measurements of student-made paper rockets launched from the Articulating Stomp Rocket launch pad. Students can utilize an object's motion to provide evidence that a pattern can be used to predict future motion.

3-5-ETS1-1
3-5-ETS1-2
3-5-ETS1-3

Students can design and test paper rockets to launch from the Articulating Stomp Rocket launch pad to study a number of engineering problems including: specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost, generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem, and plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled with failure points are considered in prototype revisions.

MS-PS2-2

Students can use the Articulating Stomp Rocket System to plan an investigation to provide evidence that the change in an object's motion depends on the sum of the forces on the object and its mass.

MS-ETS1-1

Students can design and test paper rockets to launch from the Articulating Stomp Rocket launch pad in an engineering investigation that defines the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution, taking into account relevant scientific principles.

MS-ETS1-4

Students can utilize the Articulating Stomp Rocket launch pad and kit to develop a model to generate data for interactive testing and modification of a proposed object, tool, or process such that an optimal design can be achieved.

HS-PS2-1

Students can use the Articulating Stomp Rocket launch pad to propel student-made paper rockets in a flight investigation. Students can analyze data to support the claim that Newton's Second Law of Motion describes the mathematical relationship among the net forces on a macroscopic object, its mass, and its acceleration.

HS-ETS1-2

Students can use the Articulating Stomp Rocket launch pad to propel student-made paper rockets to design a solution to a complex real-world problem by breaking it down into smaller, more manageable problems that can be solved through engineering.

Suggested Science Idea(s)

Students will get a blast out of building and launching rockets from the Articulating Stomp Rocket launch pad. A large indoor space with high ceilings such as the gymnasium or lunchroom is a good starting point for novice fliers.

K-PS2-2
2-PS1-2
3-PS2-2
MS-PS2-2

Students will safely build and launch their own rockets. Take the Articulating Stomp Rocket launch pad outside for hands-on experiments related to Newton's laws, energy transfer, aerodynamics, and more. The kit includes rocket design templates for novice fliers.

K-2-ETS1-1
K-2-ETS1-2
K-2-ETS1-3
3-5-ETS1-1
3-5-ETS1-2
3-5-ETS1-3

The articulating launch pad uses a burst of air to propel the rocket. Allow students to design and manipulate variables in their rocket construction, amount of force (change the size of the bottle) and the angle of the launch rod to explore many facets of flight, force, and motion.

MS-ETS1-1
MS-ETS1-4
HS-PS2-1

Encourage students to utilize mathematical equations in their investigations for flight and landing proximity. Set up the distance flags or targets in a field for criteria based hands-on learning.

HS-ETS1-2

Private industry is now the guiding force in the United States space program. Challenge students to research current space programs and then come up with their own real-world problems that need engineering solutions. Facilitate lab opportunities so students can break down the facets of rocket launch, flight, and recovery to embark on their own successful Stomp Rocket missions.

 

* NGSS is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of, and do not endorse, this product.

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