You are looking at a file containing directions and printouts to create a Foam Rocket Energy & Motion Laboratory: Project Science Inquiry Baggie Kit.
This file contains items that can be copied and cut out for use at a laboratory station or science center. Scarlet Piper and I are calling the kits Project Science Inquiry Baggie Kits, because the directions, vocabulary cards, and other materials can be conveniently stored in a big baggie or box.
The intent of the items in each Project Science Inquiry Baggie Kit is to provide the opportunity for teachers to lead an instructional approach to science education that involves activity and direct experience for students. The Baggie Kits allow students to become fully immersed in the education experience through study, use of hands-on manipulative items, experimentation, and active investigation. Students have the opportunity to use inquiry to understand science concepts and participate in activities and utilize thinking processes that are similar to those applied by scientists as they gather information about the world around them.
This particular kit addresses the objectives:
* The students will investigate & understand that thee position, motion, and physical properties of an object can be described.
* The students will investigate & understand that moving objects exhibit different kinds of motion.
* Students will investigate and understand speed, inertia, friction, and energy.
Once assembled, students will have the opportunity to complete the following:
* Read a force, motion, and energy book. (Book not included--Choose a nonfiction book to include at the center.)
* Learn motion themed vocabulary words and appropriate definitions and encourage reading with science words.
* Conduct a mini experiment. Wear Safety goggles!
Predict how far you think the rocket will travel. Launch the rocket. Place the rubber band over your finger and pull back on the bottom of the rocket. Move your arm forward in a throwing motion as you release the rocket.
* Measure the distance that the rocket traveled. Record the data on your paper.
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