Rocket Activity Project by Joanne Ramirez
Teams of students will form rocket companies and compete in a commercial endeavor to construct rockets capable of launching payloads, astronaut crews, and even space tourists to Earth orbit. Through a strong interdisciplinary approach, balancing science with technology, engineering, and mathematics, they will develop a budget, purchase construction materials, and track expenditures while designing and constructing their rocket. They will then have to test the rocket for stability and fill out specification sheets. Finally, the teams will launch their rockets and conduct a cost/benefit (altitude vs. cost) ratio.