Halloween Science STEM Inquiry force experiment-Newton's 3rd law-balloon rockets

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Grade Levels
4th - 8th
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My students were so engaged! We made it into a little race to get them feeling a little competitive and they loved it.
My students loved this activity! It was the perfect lesson to incorporate both Halloween and Newton's laws. It was fun and engaging, thanks!
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In this inquiry activity you build a balloon rocket (ghost) and time it as it 'flies' across a room. you then challenge students to create a ghost 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!
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This product is part of 2 bundles! Science for all holidays!
Halloween, Fall, Thanksgiving Science STEM and Inquiry Bundle-6 activities

Introduce the Scientific Method first with this bundle!
Scientific Method Introduction BUNDLE: reading experiment practice project

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Total Pages
6 pages
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Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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