By: Ethan Chipman
Step 1: Defining the Problem
The problem was that we needed to build a rocket from a two liter bottle using water and air pressure to propel it.
Step 2: Brainstorming
I initially made three designs for my rocket that I thought would be a good design for my actual rocket.
Step 3: Research
I read articals on whiteboxlearning.com to get my research on what i needed to build my rocket and have it fly.
Step 4: Identifying criteria and constraints
Criteria: The criteria was to build a rocket.
Constrains: It has to have been with a two liter bottle, and it had to fit on the launching mechanism.
Step 5: Exploring Possibilities
Step 6: Selecting an Approach
I entered in constraints and decided which of my rockets would be the best to build.
Step 7: Developing a Design Proposal
I had a sketch with my best drawing, with dimensions.
Step 8: Make a Model or a Prototype
Step 9: Testing and Evaluating the design
We shot the rocket, and it got good height. The stability was good. The only problem was that the para-shoot got caught up inside the tube.
Step 10: Refining the design
If I was to refine my design I would redo how I had my para-shoot held together so that it would deploy.
Step 11: Creating or Making it
I would make it the same way I made my prototype, just with a differently packed para-shoot.
Step 12: Communication the Results