Ultimate STEM Challenge

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Thinking Creatively: Rescue Rockets

These challenges were developed as part of the Ultimate STEM Challenge 2016/2017.

The competition is now closed but why not complete one of the challenges as part of your school's STEM club, in class, or even to run your own school competition?

BP operates oil rigs and ships around the world, often in remote places. While emergencies are rare, distress rockets or flares offer a visual signal that can be seem from many miles away. However, rocket propellants are not always good for the environment.

Challenge 1:

Do an investigation to find the most efficient design for a water-powered rocket.

Getting started

How you tackle this challenge is completely up to you and your students.  

You may wish to use these optional introductory resources to get them started: