"Water Bottle Rockets" Trailer
Students launch water bottles with bicycle pumps and discover how to make them go higher and farther by adding weight! This is an outdoor activity. This experiment demonstrates Newton’s laws of motion in a way that they will not forget. This relates to pressure, friction, air drag, momentum, compression of air, energy storage, Newton’s three laws of motion, and teamwork.This video also includes one of Mr. Mac’s crazy stories, “Jack and Jill and the Stinky Flower,” to help students remember the lesson. Difficulty: Hard
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