Rockets and Rovers Engineering Lab Book
60-90 min. STEM lab
Engineer a rocket that will take us to Mars! In teams, students will be challenged to design a rocket that flies either with AlkaSeltzer and water or baking soda and vinegar (or another acid-base reaction like citric acid, baking soda, and water). Teams will be on a budget and have the option to petition the class for more money - but only if they present a good argument for the benefits of the science that will be produced on their journey.
The lab book walks students through the process, has space to record observations, engineering design ideas, and conclusions they come to! Get supporting activities for this lab here!
This pack includes:
•Student lab book (60-90 minutes)
•Slides in PDF and PPT of fun STEM motivating comic
Check out our preview to see the creativity and thoughtfulness put into the lab book! We also have free
downloads for a few connecting pieces in the activity bundle so you can try them out.
Download a free programmable paper rover activity
Download a free imaging resolution activity
Interested in learning imaging and binary while you are on Mars? We have Imaging and Binary activities
and an Imaging and Resolution lab book
available! These items have a recreation of the first image NASA received of Mars for kids to color by hand!
My aim is to help teachers feel prepared to teach science. We have put together videos for many of these activities for teachers to get a quick overview of projects, learn talking points and more!
Check out our supporting videos for this unit:
Pencils vs. Pens in Space
Hot vs. Cold in Chemical Reactions
What makes an acid-base rocket blast off?
The importance of funding science
Alien life on other planets and moons
Engineering rover landings
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