Rocket Science

Session 1

In session one we learned that there are many types of rockets and the they come in many shapes and sizes. Also we learned how the wings on the rocket work. The wings are what make the rocket spine while its in the air. And there can't be anything around the wings that air can get stuck behind while it is in the air because it will make the rocket have drag.

Session 2

In session 2 we cut out wings from some thick paper for our bottle rocket. After that we learned that we can't have any bumps coming from the sides of the wings because that would make drag while in flight.

Session 3

Then we had to cut out our wings. After we cut out our wings we got to color them and glue them to our rocket.

Session 4

In session 4 when all the wings were glued on to the bottle, we had to put on the nose of the rocket. It's what keeps the cone in place. We had to glue it on the bottom of the bottle.

Session 5

In session 5, we cut the cone out of paper and instead of gluing it we taped it to the bottle so the glue didn't make any drag while it is in the air. Then we had to tape over every hole so air couldn't get in them while they are fling.

Session 6

In session 6 we got to color the cone once it was secure on the rocket and all the holes were taped over. The color or pattern on the wings had to be the same on the cone too. And just like on the wings, there couldn't be any places were there could be drag on the rocket.

Session 7

In session 7 the finale steps take place. We had to put the ball on the top of the rocket. The ball helped with the helped with less drag on the rocket. After we put the ball on, we were ready to launch the rocket.

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