Rocket Science

By; Ty Schneider

Session 1

In session 1 of rocket science I looked at Newton laws of motion. I also learned how a rocket achieves flight. Lastly, I explored the history of rockets.

Session 2

During session 2 I designed the fins for my bottle rocket. I also examined the forces of flight which included drag, thrust and weight.

Session 3

During session 3 of rocket science I learned about the progression of rocket science during the early 1900's as well as categorizing and leaning about various types of rockets. I also cut out and added colorful designs to the fins of my bottle rocket.

Session 4

During session 4 of rocket science, I glued the air tube to my rocket as well as preparing my rocket to glue the on the fins. I learned about the advancement of rocket science and the role Wernher von Braun played in it. Lastly, i learned about the factors that effect stability of rocket flight.  

Session 5

In session  5 I cut out and applied the fins to the bottle rocket. I also learned about the different types of rocket propulsion and total impulse. I also worked with Newton's second law of motion.

Session 6

In session 6 of rocket science I cut out, colored, and applied the transition cone to my rocket. I also learned about the aerodynamic principles of the transition cone. Lastly, I learned about rocket ballast.

Session 7

In session 7 I added the final touches to the rocket. I also learned the basic procedures for a rocket launch and the branch of mathematics used for calculating the apogee of the rocket.

Rocket Scientist

Rocket scientists perform engineering duties in designing, constructing, and testing aircraft, missiles, and spacecraft and they direct or coordinate activities of engineering or technical personnel involved in designing, fabricating, modifying, or testing of aircraft or aerospace products. Rocket scientists fall under the category of Aerospace engineer.