We learn the physics behind rockets and current rocket design in this class, culminating in an testable rocket model design and launch. This class provides an introduction to current space exploration and the engineering process behind a successful rocket design, launch, and mission. Students test their ideas about the physics of rockets using a bottle rocket water launch that increases their understanding of Newton’s laws of motion, mathematical problem solving, innovative thinking and artistic aesthetics of the rocket design.
Note: This class is designed for middle school students. The Sally Ride Science Junior Academy courses are designed to inspire young adults to pursue careers in STE[+a]M.
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Course Number: WKSP-90039
Credit: 0.00 unit(s)