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Lesson Idea 4: 2L Water Rocket

Domenico_DDomenico_D Member, Onshape Employees Posts: 51 PRO
edited September 2 in Instructor Discussion

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

Other resources:

Water Rocket Content

https://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/k-12/VirtualAero/BottleRocket/educator.htm

Onshape Resources

https://cad.onshape.com/help/Content/configurations.htm 

https://learn.onshape.com/learn/course/fundamentals-onshape-assemblies/creating-an-assembly/starting-an-assembly

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