`Rocket HighElizabeth Kelly                Pilsen Community Academy                               1420 W. 17th Street                               Chicago IL 60607                               (312) 535-7675Objective:     Students will reinforce their measurement skills.  Students will manipulate a launcher to create specific angles.  Students will be introduced to the concept of tangents.  This is for the 7th and 8th grades. Materials:     Each group of four students will need:     -A water rocket and a pump.     -Launchers to rest the rockets against.     -Protractors to measure the angles at the launch site.     -A tape measure.Strategy:     1. Students will determine what angle will launch water rockets to the highest altitude.  Students will use the tangents of angles to determine the height.  The angles to be used are 30, 45, 60, 75, and 90.  Students will launch the rockets at the five different angles listed above.  Use two ounces of water for each launch and pump 15 times.      2. Students will measure the distance from the launch site to the spot where the rocket is at it's highest altitude.      3. Students will record this data.  Example: 30 degrees, 14 ft.     4. Students will then find the altitude by using the formula tangent of the angle = opposite/adjacent.  Example: tan 30=x/distance from launch site to highest altitude.Performance Assessment:     Students will turn in their finished data sheet.  Observations of the students will be noted during the experiments to determine their use and understanding of a protractor.  Students will need to use data from a chart and record accurate data in order to complete their data sheet. Conclusion:     For the purpose of this experiment, air resistance and wind will be ignored.  Students will learn that the rockets will reach the highest altitude when the rockets are shot from the higher degree of angles.References:Sneider, Cary I.  Experimenting with Model Rockets.  The Regents of the University California.  Berkeley, California.  1989. `