Rocket Science

By: Jazaline Aparicio

Session 1

In session 1, I examined Newton's law of motion. The fist law of motion is an object at rest will remain at rest unless acted on by an unbalanced force. The second law of motion is when acceleration is produced when a force acts on a mass. The third law is for every action there is an equal and opposite re-action.

Session 2

In session 2, I had to examine the forces of flight, which include, weight, thrust, and drag. I also had to learn about a rocket science made in 1900s. Thrust is a push towards a specific direction. Drag is a pull with force or with difficulty.

Session 3

In session 3, I learned about different types of rockets. I also had to cut out the fins for the rocket. Once I was done cutting, I had to make sure they were all the same size so the rocket would be balance. Last but not least, I had to color or create a design for the fins.

Session 4

In this session, I had to make fins for the bottle rocket. The fins help the rocket stay balanced. Once I was done cutting the out, I had to color them and hot glue them to the rocket.

Session 5

In this session, I worked with Newton's 2nd law of motion. I also had to cut out and color the transition cone. The transition cone helps keep the rocket to fly straight up.

Session 6

In this session, I had to apply the transition cone to the rocket. I also had to learn about the effects of rocket ballast. The transition cone will shove air out of the way and reduce the amount of drag on the rocket.

Session 7

In this session, I just had to add all the final touches to my rocket. I also had to learn about the basic procedure for a safe launch. I also had to add a ping pong ball because the ball shape provides the best aerodynamic results.