I am planning on giving students various sources to investigate elements of good rocket design. I will let them discuss the text in their table groups. Perhaps this will lead to additional questions that they may have. Each student will synthesize information to build knowledge and plan their designs in their lab notebooks.
Afer rockets are launched, they will observe various rockets performance and make adjustments to make a second rockets in an attempt to increase the rocket's distance.
After the investigation, students will create poster board and present their findings at the engineering fair. We'll see how it goes.