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Lesson Idea 4: 2L Water Rocket
Here's a fourth idea for a lesson around a model from the PTC Academic team! We would love to hear any feedback or see lessons that you use in your classrooms.
Curriculum Idea: Learning about Physics, Assemblies, and Configurable Parts
Topic area: Rockets
Description: This project involves having the students do some research about rockets, physics, and drag. Following this the students could complete Onshape’s learning module on assembly or configurable parts. Then using the parts in the included model assemble their own Rocket. Students could use the mass properties of the rocket to estimate how high their rocket could fly.
This would be easy to have students build at home. If school is teaching hybrid/in-person the rockets could then be tested outside!
Learning Objectives: After completing this project, students should be able to:Discuss forces that act on a rocket
Use Mate connectors to assemble parts
Use Configurable parts
Models: Link to Water Rocket
Water Rocket Content