This classroom activity and presentation, which is seven pages in length and provided by InnovATE at Palm Beach Community College, provides students with an opportunity to learn mathematical concepts through a straw-rocket launch simulation. This document details the learning activity, which is comprised of five parts: Initial Guess; Experimentation and Data Collection; Checking the Experimental Results against the Theoretical Formulas; Setting the Correct Parameters in Order to Hit a Target; and Derivation of Some of the Formulas Used. Each part contains corresponding mathematical questions. This resource is the student version of the activity; an instructor version with answers is also available in ATE Central and is entitled, "An application of Projectile Motion: Launching a Straw Rocket (of a Baseball or a Golf Ball...), Instructor Version."
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