Actually, It Is Rocket Science
Posted 06/04/2018 02:50PM

Spectating at the sixth grade's annual bottle rocket launch, Antilles' kindergarten classes were anxious to know what actually makes a rocket "go up," and Justin Wilson took the time to give them an easy intro into Newton's Three Laws of Motion. 

Putting the air and water inside the bottle under pressure creates force, and when that force is strong enough the rocket launches into the air, Justin instructed. 

To make the science experiential, the launch team of Colton Coffelt '24 and Dhruv Rhupani '24 noted that adding box fins and a "pointy nose cone" (clearly a technical term) is essential to a great flight. Check out these highlights to see if their theory is correct!

 

 

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