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    You will use this hands-on activity to help middle school students learn about Newton's Third Law of Motion.


    Engineers take forces of motion into consideration when designing rockets and selecting rocket propellent to meet specific launch parameters.


    In the media carousel above you will also find:

    • the "Build the Future" introductory video to be shown to students at the beginning of your presentation
    • the PowerPoint presentation that highlights the many different types of engineers

    To prepare for your classroom visit, about two weeks in advance, review the information in the Engineer Guide and the materials provided for this activity.