C – High School
NC Essential Standards Alignment:
Science as Inquiry
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Teams must provide up to two rockets, unaltered ping pong balls, and parachutes. Parachutes may be attached to ping pong balls with tape only. Safety glasses must also be worn.
Prior to the tournament, teams will design, build, and bring up to two bottle rockets to the tournament to launch a ping pong ball to stay aloft for the greatest amount of time.
Teams must provide up to two rockets, unaltered ping pong balls, and parachutes. Parachutes may be attached to ping pong balls with tape only. Event supervisors must provide the launcher, air pump, pressure gauge, and timing devices. All rockets must be launched using the launcher provided by the supervisor. Teams may bring their own manual bicycle pump to use. This event should be held inside with a high ceiling (greater than 20 feet recommended). Tournament directors must provide the ceiling height and max psi to teams at least 1 month in advance. Launch pressure range is from 20 psi to 60 psi. Extreme care must be taken to protect the floor and ceiling of any inside facility used for practice and competition. In order to prepare for the event teams may need to practice outside to test in the higher pressure range.
2018 Indoor Ping Pong Parachute launch