I explored the historical development of rockets. Examined Newton's 3 laws of motion. and learned how a rocked achieves flight.
in this session I, examined the forces of flight (weight, thrust drag). and designed the fins for my water bottle rocket
in session three I, learned about the progress rocket science made during the early 1900's. Learned about various types of rockets and made a cut out of a rocket fin, and added colorful designs.
in session four I learned about the role Wernher von Braun played in the advancement of rocket science. I learned about the factors that affect the stability of a rocket in flight. I prepared the rocket bottle to receive fins. I glued the air tube onto the rocket.
in session five I, attached the fins to the rocket body. I Learned about the different types of rocked propulsion. I learned about total impulse. I worked with Newton's second law of motion.
in session six I learnred about the aerodynamic principles of the transition cone, cutout and colored the transition cone. applied the transition cone to the rocket and learned about the effects of rocket blasts.
in session seven, I added the final touches to my bottle rocket, learned about the basic procedure for a safe launch and learned about the branch of mathmetics used to calculate the apogee of a rocket.
carier in the field : Mechanical Engineers
Mechanical Engineers research, design, develop, manufacture and test, tools, engines, machines and other mechanical devices. Mechanical Engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines. Engineers in this discipline work on power-producing machines such as electric generators, internal combustion engines, and steam and gas turbines. They also work on power using machines such as refrigeration and air- conditioning equipment, machine tools, material-handling systems, elevators and escalators, industrial production equipment, and robots used in manufacturing. (Source: Occupational Outlook Handbook)