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As a scientific community, we shared our group's results. Through our first round of experimentation, we learned that increasing the temperature, increasing the amount/volume of water, and crushing the Alka-Seltzer tablet all decreased the amount of time it took for the Alka-Seltzer to dissolve (for the chemical reaction to occur).
After experimenting to better understand how the size of Alka-Seltzer, temperature and volume/amount of water affect the speed of the chemical reaction, each group picked one variable (= independent variable) to change to their Alka-Seltzer powered rocket to get the rocket that can propel the highest. Most groups changed the temperature or size of the Alka Seltzer. Do you remember which group had the highest rocket propulsion? Do you remember this group's independent variable?
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