In this inquiry activity on force, you build a balloon rocket (rabbit) and time it as it 'flies' across a room. you then challenge students to create a rabbit using simple materials that will fly in a faster time than yours.
This is a fun way to teach Newton's Third Law of Motion, but there are 2 versions of the challenge included...One for upper level students who have learned the law, and one for lower levels who are just learning about forces.
Included in this activity is an information sheet on Newton's Third Law of Motion with an explanation and examples for you to use to introduce the balloon Rockets activity!
This is another version of my popular balloon rocket lesson- here they are for other holidays!
Halloween Science Inquiry force experiment-Newton's 3rd law- balloon rockets
Christmas Science Inquiry force experiment-Newton's 3rd law- balloon rockets
St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun Science Inquiry force experiment- balloon rockets
Check out these other Spring/ Easter science activities!
Science Inquiry Experiment-Dissolving Eggshell, Egg Membranes Scientific Method
MYSTERY EGGS! Scientific Method Introduction: Observations, Data, Prediction
Help the Easter Bunny Deliver Eggs! Science Inquiry Egg Drop Experiment STEM