Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Rocketeers in Our Midst!

Our sixth-graders launched their very own rockets today! The activity, which is part of the new sixth-grade science curriculum, was geared toward designing a controlled experiment in a hands-on and fun setting.

Each group of students spent three to four hours building a rocket and then collected qualitative data during the launch to study which variables affected the experiment. The launch and data collection ended with a discussion about ways to improve the students' rocket designs.

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