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Rocket Ship Activity

Goal to Reach:  Make the rocket ship fly over your head by 1 foot!


  • Plastic Straws
  • Thin Strips of Paper

Estimated Time: 5-10 minutes

Thinking about spaceships. What do you think is most interesting about spaceships out of this list?

  • They are fast.
  • They are heavy.
  • They are air tight.
  • They go up while gravity is pulling down.

Challenge for Rocket Ship Station:

Measure the height of your rocket ship flight by telling us what to do. Write down your measurement process in a table format like this:

Flight Attempt Measurement

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