STEM Week: Be a Rocket Scientist
STEM Week: Be a Rocket Scientist! Design and Build a straw rocket that will blast off into space. Have a contest with family members. Who can create the most amazing rocket? Be sure to read the entire activity before you begin building your STRAW ROCKET. *Download your photos of your finished product to Mrs. Dunlap by May 15

Today’s Activities

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Engage

Would you travel to space?  Read this story to help you think about this question.  Then watch this video to learn more about Newton’s Second Law, a force that affects rockets.  Now it’s your turn!  Use these worksheets to help design and build your straw rocket.

Take some time for a writing break with this Quick Write from Jennifer Buteau, from Sonora Elementary School.

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Calculate

Do you recycle for cash?  Help figure out how much money some students made from recycling, along with other problems, with this math worksheet.

Leveled learning extension 1: Reinforce your math skills with these pages which offer more basic math problems!

Leveled learning extension 2: Tease your brain with these worksheets to target foundational math skills!

Worksheet 1

Worksheet 2

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Create it

A car in space? Maybe, if you use your imagination and this Star Man template from Deep Space Sparkle to make a drawing.  Copy your version of the drawing onto black paper using chalk, or download and color the template

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