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    In this activity, students investigate the motion of a rocket using a spreadsheet with graphs of motion included. They adjust variables and investigate how height and speed are affected.

    By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

    • investigate at least one variable that affects the height reached by a rocket
    • gradually change that variable and describe how motion is affected by that change
    • interpret graphs to describe what is happening to the height and speed of a rocket during each stage of its flight.

    Download the Word file (see link below) for:

    • introduction/background notes
    • what you need
    • what to do
    • student record sheet.

    Download the Rocket graphs of motion Excel spreadsheet (see link below).

      Published 30 November 2011 Referencing Hub articles