NASA Pop Can “Hero Engine” Activity for Grades K-8

This classroom activity is intended to be used by groups of students. The students will construct a “Hero’s Engine” from a can and string, and use it to explore how the movement of falling water spins the can. Information is provided for both the instructor and student.

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