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Subject: What physics is behind the 'stomp rocket'

Date: Tue Sep 29 22:13:41 1998
Posted by Mike Miller
Grade level: 7-9
School: Teacher- Challenger Middle School
City: Glendale State/Province: Arizona
Country: USA
Area of science: Physics
ID: 907125221.Ph

I teach 8th grade science, and I recently purchased something called a stomp rocket. It is a plastic rocket that you put on the end of a tube. The tube is connected to a plastic/rubber bladder. You stomp on the bladder, and the rocket shoots up to about 300 feet. My question is what physics concepts could be taught using this stomp rocket? Thank You, Mike Miller

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