Saturday, May 27, 2017

Science Activity Pack: Soda Straw Rocket

Science Activity Packs are back at my library this year! For the full list of the activity packs we're offering, click here!

Soda Straw Rockets
Source: NASA Jet Propulsion Lab

In this pack, we included:
And here are our extension ideas for this activity:
  • Blow into your straw to launch your rocket. Measure how far it goes and write it down. Can you make your rocket go farther? Can you make it land closer to you? 
  • Find something to aim at (not a person or a pet!) and see if you can hit it with your straw rocket. Did you miss? What adjustments should you make to try again? 
  • How does the angle you use affect the distance the rocket travels? Try launching at a different angle and see what happens. 
  • Can you design your own rocket to launch with your straw? Which design works better?