rocketry ‘06 carl sandburg college upward bound summer program

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  • Slide 1
  • Rocketry 06 Carl Sandburg College Upward Bound Summer Program
  • Slide 2
  • Jordan working on recovery system.
  • Slide 3
  • AJ attaching a fin for stability.
  • Slide 4
  • Scientific Method Steps in the Scientific Method 1. State the problem 2. Research the problem 3. Form a hypothesis 4. Test the hypothesis 5. Draw conclusions from your data
  • Slide 5
  • Wendy fixing her nose cone to help with aerodynamics.
  • Slide 6
  • Jordans parachute.
  • Slide 7
  • Newtons Laws of Motion Newtons First Law- An object at rest will stay at rest and an object in motion will stay in motion in a straight line unless acted upon by an unbalanced force Newtons Second Law- Force equals mass multiplied by acceleration (f=ma) Newtons Third Law- Every action has an equal and opposite reaction
  • Slide 8
  • AJ preparing for launch.
  • Slide 9
  • AJ and Wendy taking their places for launch.
  • Slide 10
  • Forces Affecting Flight Thrust- Thrust is the force which propels a rocket. Thrust must be greater than the pull of gravity for a rocket to fly upwards. Gravity- Gravity is the downward force applied to all objects on earth. More force is required to lift a heavy rocket that a light rocket. Drag- Drag is the amount of air resistance or friction on the rocket as it flies. If two rockets of similar size and weight are launched with the same force, the rocket with lower dray will fly further.
  • Slide 11
  • Apogee and Velocity Apogee- Apogee is the highest point reached during flight. H=16(T/2) Velocity-
  • Slide 12
  • Wendy, AJ, & Jordan making some repairs.
  • Slide 13
  • AJ putting together a new nose cone.
  • Slide 14
  • Some of the experimental rockets waiting for launch.