THE TASK: You will research and build a small rocket that can move unaided by you through the air. Your rocket may only use natural power (e.g. rubber bands, water, bicycle pump) and not fuel (battery or motor) or have any fire involved. You will research and plan your rocket using the Engineering Design Process. You will build your rocket at home. The final launch will happen at school Friday 24th January at 7:20am. All Parents are welcome to watch.
YOUR MATERIALS: You may use any materials you wish. This may include cardboard, paper, plastic, or even lightweight metals. Creativity and using recycled products are highly encouraged. Buying pre-made rockets or spending lots of money on your rocket building is highly discouraged.
PHOTOGRAPHS: You need to photograph each stage of the rocket building as you will be using the photographs in a piece of procedural writing in January. (5 – 7 photographs should be enough)
Over break: Gather ideas and materials, build and test at home, you will not be given class time.
Friday 24th Jan: Rocket Launch!!!!!
1. You may work in pairs within the class or across the grade, or by yourself – please clear this with your teacher first.
2. Your rocket must be less than 1.5 metres by 1 metre in size.
3. Every individual will submit their completed scientific process planning sheet beforehand in order to participate in the rocket launch.
Awards will be given for:
· Rocket that launches the farthest
· Longest in the air
· Rocket that launches the highest
· Best designed rocket
· Rocket that uses the most recycled materials
· Smallest/Largest successful rockets
· And more!
GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN!
Alma's mum has sent me an email telling me about a Swedish festival called Lucia. I did a little bit of research and found this cool video. It made me think, in our class we have children from all over the world. What do you celebrate at this time of year?
Don't forget to bring your Secret Santa gift on Wednesday. And PLEASE don't tell anyone who you have. It's a SECRET!
You have now received your innovations notebook. This notebook is for you to jot down your thoughts, ideas and innovations. Look at these innovations:
Did their ideas lead to further innovations?
What can you find out about the inventor?