Reflection: Pacing Balloon Rockets Launch New Learning - Section 3: Explain


If I were to do this lesson again, I would split this into two days. I did not have adequate time to debrief with students at the end of the lesson. I was able to lead a very brief discussion, however the discussion felt rushed which did not allow for many connections to science content from the activity. 

  Not enough time
  Pacing: Not enough time
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Balloon Rockets Launch New Learning

Unit 1: Speed and Energy
Lesson 2 of 5

Objective: SWBAT observe how speed and energy are related.

Big Idea: In this inquiry based lesson, students work with partners to build rockets with balloons, string, and straws. Students work with altering variables in order to observe how energy and speed are related.

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Science, Energy (Physical Science), speed (Motion), speed, Rockets, Balloons
  45 minutes
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