ScienceLesson Plans - Science

Term 3 - 2018

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It IS Rocket Science

This term you will become a Rocket Scientist!
You will launch:

  • An Air Rocket
  • A Hydrogen Rocket
  • A Match Rocket
  • A Hairspray Rocket
  • A Water Rocket

You will learn about motion, chemistry, failure, teamwork, trigonometry, explosions, and much more! 
By the end you will put your new knowledge to the test and see if you can safely launch an egg into “space” and back to earth!

List of Lesson

  1. Balloon Boom - *Laws of Motion*
  2. Hyper Hydrogen - *Electrolysis*
  3. Nifty Nitrogen - *Trajectories*
  4. No Match for Science - *Failure*
  5. How High? - *Trigonometry*
  6. Stylish Science - *Hairspray Powered Rocket*
  7. What Goes Up. . . Must Come Down - *Parachutes*
  8. Eggs in Space - *Water Powered Rocket*

Mix of Hands-on Labs and engaging Theory Lessons

Pencil = Theory

beaker = Lab

 

1) BREAK

Week #1 (Jul 16 to 21)

Class starts next week!

Here is a checklist to help you get ready for your first day of class

  • $ Ensure your invoice is paid (email us immediately if you did not receive one)
  • Pencil Get required Materials
  • Beaker Check the lessons every week to see what to bring Lessons
  • Apps Install all required Apps on your device
  • Clock Check what time your class starts - Schedule
  • Facebook Join the Dash of Science FaceBook Group (also turn on Notifications)
  • Excited Get Excited!

2) Pencil Balloon Boom - *Laws of Motion*

Week #2 (Jul 23 to 28) 1st Class

Balloon

Mini Experiment

Air Powered Rocket

Concepts

  • Newton’s laws of motion
  • Inertia
  • Force
  • Acceleration
  • Thrust

What to Bring

Summary

What better way to learn about motion than using rockets! 
We will start with a simple but fun challenge: build the fastest string balloon rocket.

beaker3) Hyper Hydrogen - *Electrolysis*

Week #3 (Jul 30 to Aug 4) 2nd Class

Experiment

Hydrogen Powered Rocket

Concepts

  • Electrolysis
  • Combustion
  • Stoichiometry
  • Molecular bonding
  • Energy

What to Bring

Summary

Students will use electrolysis (electricity) to separate water into hydrogen and oxygen gases. 
These plentiful and clean fuels-of-the-future produce only water when burned (oh yes, and a big BANG).

Hydrogen

 

Safety

Glasses
Hair Old Clothes
Glasses Hair Lab coat

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Noise Warning

Hearing ProtectionThis lab will involve loud bangs.
Students who are sensitive to loud noises may want to bring ear plugs.

 

Print the Lab

What to do Junior Senior
Print the PDF on paper
Everyone should print the PDF
PDF PDF

Pencil4) Nifty Nitrogen - *Pressure*

Week #4 (Aug 6 to 11) 3rd Class

Demos

  • Liquid Nitrogen Rocket
  • Frozen Flower
  • Cold Boil
  • Magic Balloons
  • Delicious Nitrous

Concepts

  • Pressure
  • Expand/Contract
  • States/Phases
  • Solid/Liquid/Gas
  • Freeze/Boil

What to Bring

Summary

When you fire a rocket it follows a path, we call that path a trajectory.  A rocket isn’t very useful if you can’t control where is goes.  You will learn how launch angle affects trajectory. 

 

beaker5) No Match for Science - *Failure*

Week #5 (Aug 13 to 18) 4th Class

match rocket - https://youtu.be/4cPiQ6G-ToUExperiment

Match Powered Rocket

Concepts

  • Explosions
  • Trajectories
  • Stabilization
  • Mass vs Fuel

What to Bring

Summary

These rockets look small, but are very powerful.  They are also perfect for teaching us about the importance of failure.  NASA and SpaceX have blown up many multimillion dollar rockets as they tried to learn the best way to build a rocket.  We are going to try to learn some of the same lessons.

Safety

Glasses
Hair
Glasses Hair

See Full Safety Requirements  

 

Print the Lab

What to do Junior Senior
Print the PDF on paper
Everyone should print the PDF
PDF PDF

Pencil6) How High? - *Trigonometry*

Week #6 (Aug 20 to 25) 5th Class

SextantMini Experiment

Tall Tree

Concepts

  • Trigonometry
  • SOH CAH TOA
  • Angles
  • Sextants

What to Bring

Summary

It can be very tricky to measure how high or tall something is.  Fortunately math can save us from climbing to the top of a tree just to measure how tall it is. We are going to learn the trigonometry we need to calculate the height of objects.  We will also need to build a sextant (angle measuring instrument) so we can measure how high our rockets go!

 

beaker7) Stylish Science - *Hairspray Powered Rocket*

Week #7 (Aug 27 to Sep 1) 6th Class

Experiment

HairsprayHairspray Powered Rocket

Concepts

  • Air-fuel ratios
  • Fire-triangle
  • Impulse (Newton second)
  • Apex

What to Bring

Summary

Can you build a rocket out of bread and paper? 
Can you then power it with hairspray? 
Sound difficult, don’t worry - you’re a Rocket Scientist!

 

Safety

Glasses
Hair
Glasses Hair

See Full Safety Requirements  

Noise Warning

Hearing ProtectionThis lab will involve loud bangs.
Students who are sensitive to loud noises may want to bring ear plugs.

Print the Lab

What to do Junior Senior
Print the PDF on paper
Everyone should print the PDF
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beaker8) What Goes Up. . . Must Come Down - *Parachutes*

ParachutesWeek #8 (Sep 3 to 8) 7th Class

Experiment

Parachutes

Concepts

  • Air resistance
  • Friction
  • Force
  • Acceleration
  • Gravity

What to Bring

  • Pencil, Paper, Ruler, Calculator
  • 2L Empty Plastic Soda Bottle
    Must be a soda bottle (not water, juice, etc)
    Must be 2L (not 1.25L)
  • Plastic bags (various sizes)
  • Lab print-out2L Bottle

Summary

This week you will get to experiment with various parachute designs and discover how they work.
You will then begin work on next week’s challenge: Eggs in Space. 
Your team will build a water rocket that we will launch next week
(with an egg in it).

Print the Lab

What to do Junior Senior
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Everyone should print the PDF
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beaker9) Eggs in Space - *Water Powered Rocket*

Eggs in SpaceWeek #9 (Sep 10 to 15) 8th Class

Experiment

Eggs in Space

Concepts

  • Pressure
  • Potential Energy
  • Kinetic Energy
  • Ratios

What to Bring

Summary

It is now time; are you ready to be a Rocket Scientist? You get to design a water rocket! How high can you make it go?
Can you launch an egg in a rocket and have it land back on earth safely!
Teams will design and launch soda-bottle water rockets!

Print the Lab

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Everyone should print the PDF
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10) BREAK

BreakWeek #10 (Sep 17 to 22)

 

 

 

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