Two-Stage Rocket

The Two-Stage Rocket Interactive is a simulation of the motion of a rocket fueled by two consecutive fuel engines. Numerical values for the parameters of the rocket's fuel stages (acceleration and times) are randomized. The goal is to make the connection between the motion and the graphical descriptions of the motion. Once the connections are understood, a quiz can be taken to self-assess one's understanding.

Launch Interactive

Users are encouraged to open the Interactive and explore. For those who would like a more guided experience, The Physics Classroom has prepared an activity sheet to accompany this Interactive. The activity was designed with the intent of being used by classroom teachers with their classes. View Exercise.

Learners and Instructors may also be interested in viewing the accompanying Notes page. Technical information, teaching suggestions, and related resources that complement this Interactive are provided on the Notes page. View Notes.

Our Two-Stage Rocket simulation is now equipped with Task Tracker functionality. Learn more.