Use a balloon to propel a straw rocket between chairs

Kit contents: string, drinking straws, balloons, tape, stopwatch, tape measure, safety goggles

Key concepts: Scientific Method—the five steps of the scientific method are: observe and ask questions, form a hypothesis, plan an experiment, conduct an experiment, and draw conclusions and communicate results.

Science Standards: The student understands that although the same scientific investigation may give slightly different results when it is carried out by different persons or at different times or places, the general evidence collected from the investigation should be replicable by others. (SC.H.1.2.1.5.1)
The student makes a prediction for a new investigation using the data from a previous investigation. (SC.H.2.2.1.5.1)

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