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Rocket Project 8th grade 
Students will build a fuselage, nose cone and fins with a given set of directions. After assembly the rocket will be launched outside on school property. Students are required to determine the specific calculations associated with flight.
Rubric Code: UX2X6XC
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Subject: Science  
Type: Project  
Grade Levels: 6-8


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  Poor

15 pts

Good

20 pts

Excellant

25 pts

Design/Construction

Poor

Rocket not built with suitable materials:
missing components below: fuselage, cone, fins made of cardboard and/or light woods (ie. balsa).

constructed sloppy, unstable and excessive glue, hanging tape
Good

Rocket built with most the requirements of design and materials:
missing only one of components below: fuselage, cone, fins made of cardboard and/or light woods (ie. balsa).

constructed neatly and stable. (semi-solid and glued carefully, some excessive glue).
Excellant

Rocket built with all the requirements of design and materials:

included fuselage, cone, fins made of cardboard and/or light woods (ie. balsa).

constructed neatly and stable. (solid and glued carefully).
Flight Criteria

Poor

Rocket fell apart in flight

Rocket did not launch or fly a reasonable distance/height.
Good

Rocket launched and remained intact with only minor damage throughout flight.

Rocket flew a short but acceptable distance/height along a constant projectory or within reasonable amount of deviation
Excellant

Rocket launched and remained intact throughout flight.

Rocket flew an acceptable distance/height along a constant straight projectory.
Calculations

Poor

Unable to calculate for all the data listed, and/or missing relevant information:

acceleration upon launch. (collected force, time, and mass)

accurate marked flight distance compared with results of distance equation value.
Good

Collected the necessary data, and calculated with some error for:

acceleration upon launch. (collected force, time, and mass)

accurate marked flight distance compared with results of distance equation value.
Excellant

Collected the necessary data, and calculated with accuracy for:

acceleration upon launch. (collected force, time, and mass)

accurate marked flight distance compared with results of distance equation value.
Creativey/Efforts

Poor

Poor use of time in class to construct rocket, and/or working on other tasks then project

No creativity in decoration of rocket

rocket parts store bought not manufactured from acceptable raw materials
Good

Participated in construction during in class lab time.

minimal decoration ie, just paint, no decals wording etc.

some construction from raw materials and completed by students.
Excellant

Participated in construction during in class lab time.

abundant decoration of rockets, (ie. paint, decals, theme etc)

construction from raw materials and completed by students.





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