Build and Launch a Foam Rocket with Fins
Grade Level: 6-8
This activity comes from NASA’s Artemis Camp Experience Educator Guide. Students will build a foam rocket, design the stabilizing fins for the rocket, and flight test their rocket with a simple rocket launcher. The goal is to design fins that enable the rocket to fly far, but also stay on the desired flight path.
There is a YouTube video related to this activity. Go to the following webpage and watch the video “Mission: Design Stabilizing Fins” https://www.nasa.gov/stem-ed-resources/artemis-camp-experience.html