Last summer my neighbors spent some time building rockets, and launching them off with their children. What I appreciate the most about this is the willingness to work with children to show them how cool, easy, and fun science can be. I was also intrigued by the really cool use of technology in documenting the rocket launches. I asked my neighbor, Gus Lessing to explain to me the materials used so I could share with everyone just how easy this is.
Describe in your own words your project.
We strapped some cameras to a hobby rocket to see what happened. The results were way more positive than I thought they would be. We learned about thrust, Initial impulse, The effects of wind, and what we look like from the sky!
What products/materials did you need to use to complete with project?
Why did you use the time, effort, and resources to complete the project?
Who else was involved in the project. What role did they serve?
If you could do it all again, what would you do differently?