Bottle Rockets

May 8, 2015

The 8th Grade Science students are building water bottle rockets.  The students chose one partner to work with on this project.  Before building, the groups had to do some research so they could design a successful rocket.  This research involved Newton's Laws of Motion and other basic physics concepts having to do with flight.  Each group designed their rocket and chose how many fins they would use, the shape of the nose cone, and if they would incorporate a parachute.  After designs were sketched and MANY materials were brought to school(including 2 liter soda bottles which meant a lot of soda being consumed), students began construction.  The rockets will be launched Friday and Tuesday in a competition against their classmates.

Students pictured (from left to right): Juan, Alvaro, Gracie, & Jasmine.