Water Rocket Project & Space Rocket History
This project is based on two components.
- Research one aspect of Space Rocket history. Complete a mini research form. Follow ALL directions and guidelines.
- Build a water bottle rocket. Follow the attached directions to construct a rocket that will be launched at school the week of Nov. 25th (weather permitting).
I have gathered a few simple resources for students to complete another research project. This project is based on the space race of the 1960s. During this time the greatest nations competed to get satellites and people into space. This space race lead to amazing and tragic discoveries and innovations in rocket science. I want to help the students capture a small part of this experience and understand that there has been a long history in rocketry!
We will use the site: http://spacerockethistory.com/?page_id=344 as a resource for rocket history and information. Additional links can be found below. (At the bottom of this page).
Please help your child gather materials and prepare their rocket. Decorations are permitted as long as the bottom nozzle/ is still accessible for actual launch…see directions attached or in the Google Drive.
A few pictures from the 2013-2014 launches. Clever and creative rockets. Good use of fins and different size bottles. Quickly the class learned that the smaller bottles really do fly higher...with less pressure.
A few videos from the 2013-2014 water rockets. It was a cold and windy day...but the enthusiasm was there for each launch. We didn't use water this time...just TOO COLD!!! But air pressure work just as well. Highest so far was about 50 ft.
From the perspective of the rocket...camera on the nose...
Rocket launch in SLOW MOTION