Monday, 6 February 2017
Design and Make: Foam Rockets
We designed rockets made from ie insulation, pieces of foam, cardboard and other pieces of material. Teacher had a competition to see who could design the rocket that went furthest.
Each rocket had an elastic band attached to its nose. When our rockets were ready we used a ruler to launch them. We pulled the elastic using the ruler, this created stored energy in the elastic band. When we let go of our rockets the stored energy from the elastic launched them.
We used a trundle wheel to measure the distance each rocket travelled. We found that the angle the rockets were launched at was very important. Rockets launched at about 135degrees went furthest.