Name of Group Game: Rocket Experiment
Medium Group (10 - 19 people)
Large Group (20 + people)
Age: High School - Adult
Time: 35-40 minutes
Summary: Brainstorm, plan, and build a rocket with your team- without instructions! Great educational / critical thinking / brainstorming / teamwork game for high schoolers and adults.
Goal: Be the first team to launch a rocket from one side of the room and back.
-Long balloon- A couple of balloons for each team
-String- At least 3x the length of the room for each team
-Clothespins- One for each team
-Straw- One for each team
-Scissors- One for each team
-Tape- One for each team
Split all materials evenly, to be distributed to each team.
How to Play the Rocket Experiment Game:
1. Arrange everyone into groups of about 4. Explain that you are providing a set of items to each team. Their goal is to figure out how to deliver a rocket from one side of the room and back. The teams cannot drag the rocket with their hands- they must remain on one side of the room when launching their rocket. Tell them that they have 35 minutes until they have to build and launch their rocket.
2. The correct way to build their rocket can be found here: http://www.thinkingfountain.org/r/rocket/rocket.html . To deliver the rocket back, the students must tape string to the balloon and drag it back to their side. The first team to correctly figure out this method wins the game.
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