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Carolina STEM Challenge®: Chemical Reaction Rockets Kit

Item # 820103 Exclusive

Grades 6-12. With this kit students learn about gas-forming chemical reactions by creating gas-powered rockets. After creating a simple rocket powered by the reaction between acetic acid and calcium carbonate, students modify the reaction and the design of the rocket tube to maximize altitude. In a classroom competition, student teams learn the real-world implications of the engineering design process. Kit materials support 15 student teams, and the challenge requires 1 to 2 class periods.

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$49.50

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Grades 6-12. Set your sights on the skies with the Carolina STEM Challenge®: Chemical Reaction Rocketry Kit! Students learn about gas-forming chemical reactions by creating gas-powered rockets. After a warm-up activity to create a simple rocket powered by the reaction between acetic acid and calcium carbonate, students modify the reaction and quantities of reactants along with the design of the rocket tube to maximize altitude. Teams then enter their rocket into a classroom competition and learn the real-world implications of the engineering design process.

Students will:

  • Perform a warm-up activity to learn about this gas-producing reaction
  • Complete a design challenge that includes planning, implementation, testing, modifications, and retesting
  • Enter their design into a classroom competition to determine the best formulation and design
  • Give a presentation that explains their designs and results to their classmates

Science, technology, engineering, and math extensions bring more perspective to this activity. The comprehensive teacher's manual with student guide includes both a design challenge scoring rubric and a grading rubric. Kit materials support 15 teams working in groups of 2 or 3, and the challenge requires 1 to 2 class periods.

  • This item is only available from Carolina Biological Supply Company.
 
Components Qty Included?
Straws 45 Included
Vinegar, 1 pt 3 Included
Electrical Tape, Roll 1 Included
White Chalk 36 Included
Cotton Balls 30 Included
Tubes, 1/2” diam 15 Included
Tubes, 3/4” diam 15 Included
Black Caps for 1/2”-diam Tubes 15 Included
Clear Caps for 1/2”-diam Tubes 15 Included
Black Caps for 3/4”-diam Tubes 15 Included
Clear Caps for 3/4”-diam Tubes 15 Included
Digital Resource Instruction Card 1 Included
Teacher's Manual with Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
Plastic Containers (for launch site) 15 Needed, Not Included
Graduated Cylinders, 10 mL 15 Needed, Not Included
Scissors 15 Needed, Not Included
Transparent Tape Needed, Not Included
Paper Towels Needed, Not Included
Inclinometer (optional) Needed, Not Included
Timer (optional) 1 Needed, Not Included
Meter Stick (optional) 1 Needed, Not Included
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