Matchbook rockets fuel learning in advanced chemistry
Students in Jenna Shepherd’s Advanced Chemistry class used experimental design to power a matchbook rocket by a chemical reaction, as in combustion. This helped students review terminology and concepts, and served as a competition, too.
From Dominic Johnson, senior
“We’re doing a lab experimenting with different reaction rates with combusting matches wrapped in tin foil to make rockets. We’re experimenting with the scientific method as well, experimenting with different types of matches, different launch angles and launch sticks. And then just experimenting with the amount of matches in the rocket trying to get the rocket to go as far as possible.”
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