Pool Noodle Rocket
Build this Pool Noodle Rocket using, you guessed it, a pool noodle, duct tape, rubber bands, scissors, cardboard from a cereal box, a sharpened pencil, plastic knife, rocket fin template, ruler, sharpie, string, and a bead. Launch it using your thumb or use a meter stick to launch it and collect data on variables you can test. Once you have built this rocket, think about how you might improve the design. Then, engineer it! Make other versions where you change something and see if you can come up with a design that works even better than this one. This design is a compilation of ideas from three different engineering projects optimized for performance and for using #STEMontheCheap materials.