Day 112: Unit 8 Practicum

For Day 112, students completed one of my favorite practica, micro-mole rockets. This activity comes from Flinn and involves filling a pipet bulb with hydrogen and oxygen and sparking the mixture with a piezoelectric lighter (empty grill lighter, speaker wire and electrical tape) to produce water (and energy)!

I demonstrate the rocket and then give me students the following challenge. When students have finished their calculations, they get to fill up their rocket and compete against their classmates to see who is truly a rocket scientist.


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