Launching water missiles - teacher guide

Water missiles launch. What a great way to teach physics.
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Description

Launching water missiles Planetarium activity

water missile

Grades: Elementary School - High School
Subject: Launching water missiles

Description:
Intended Learning Outcomes
Design, construction and launching of a water missile.

We will measure the forces and characteristics of the missile, such as friction, pressure, max high and acceleration.

Summary
When the air pressure rises, the pressure value increases inside the bottle. When the pin is released, the missile will rise upward, followed by a jet of water. The spreading air jet will cause the water to move downward and the bottle to move upward.


Materials
Included hand book and online resources

Strategies for Diverse Learners
Booklet activities


Emerald Planetariums Technologies
Live-observatory-planetarium connection [L.O.P.C]
http://emerald-planetariums.com/en/emerald-planetarium/live-astronomy-planetarium.html
Planetarium simulation software MV2
http://emerald-planetariums.com/en/emerald-planetarium/edu-astronomy-materials.html
PLANETARIUM 360 PROJECTION FULLDOME SYSTEMS
http://emerald-planetariums.com/en/planetariums.html


Links:
http://www.bareket-astro.com/missiles-and-rockets-schools-science-fairs/water-missiles-teacher-worksheet.html
http://www.bareket-astro.com/missiles-and-rockets-schools-science-fairs/ramla-missiles.html

Video

Launching water missiles Planetarium activity

water missile

Grades: Elementary School - High School
Subject: Launching water missiles

Description:
Intended Learning Outcomes
Design, construction and launching of a water missile.

We will measure the forces and characteristics of the missile, such as friction, pressure, max high and acceleration.

Summary
When the air pressure rises, the pressure value increases inside the bottle. When the pin is released, the missile will rise upward, followed by a jet of water. The spreading air jet will cause the water to move downward and the bottle to move upward.


Materials
Included hand book and online resources

Strategies for Diverse Learners
Booklet activities


Emerald Planetariums Technologies
Live-observatory-planetarium connection [L.O.P.C]
http://emerald-planetariums.com/en/emerald-planetarium/live-astronomy-planetarium.html
Planetarium simulation software MV2
http://emerald-planetariums.com/en/emerald-planetarium/edu-astronomy-materials.html
PLANETARIUM 360 PROJECTION FULLDOME SYSTEMS
http://emerald-planetariums.com/en/planetariums.html


Links:
http://www.bareket-astro.com/missiles-and-rockets-schools-science-fairs/water-missiles-teacher-worksheet.html
http://www.bareket-astro.com/missiles-and-rockets-schools-science-fairs/ramla-missiles.html