Blog Post #6

We are done doing our rocketry. It has been a really fun experience. I learned a lot and I learned how to compromise and work in a group. I am super proud of my group and the rockets we built and how high they went. I think that set aside the few arguments we had we were a pretty good team.

Our first rocket we didn’t know exactly what we were doing and we had to rebuild it and we had to launch a second time. We had four fins and a narrow body and a nice nosecone. 

The things we used to keep our rocket together was electrical tape and hot glue. My favorite part of making the rocket was that we got to use the hot glue gun. For our first rocket we did pretty well and we had a lot of things to improve on.

For our second rocket we had no retakes and i was proud of that. Our teacher let us change one thing about our rocket. We decided on having three fins instead of four,we decided to do that because we thought the rocket would be lighter and go up higher. We also made the fins bigger and put the higher up on the rocket so that it woudn’t get stuck. The launcher was a really cool thing and it was home made which I think is pretty cool.

Our third rocket launch was the one where our parents were watching. Our rocket did pretty well I would say. We decided to name our rocket,its name was the Lemon and Lime rocket. We named our rocket this because of the colors which were yellow and green. We didn’t argue really,the only thing that we disagreed on was the jobs two people wanted the same job but they couldn’t have it but then it was resolved and it was all better. It was really fun to build the third rocket but i was sad that our unit was over.

I think that the rocketry unit was really fun and that I learned a lot. If I had a choice I would do it again. I also learned how to work my problems out in a group and the project was really fun. I give it a 10 out of 10.


Launching Rocket #2

We just launched our second rocket I am proud of it. I am kind of upset because it didnt go as high as we wanted it to go but I am hopeful that our third rocket will be amazing. I think that everyone in our class did pretty well. We made our fins bigger wich I cant tell if it helped or not.

Our rocket was blue and white. I think we may have focused a lot on looks then on the structure.Our group did fight but it was about small stuff so it was fine. My job was a pumper I pumped the the bike pump up to 50 PSI. It wasnt a very fun job in my opinion,but it wasnt terrible. I wanted to be Count Down Master but that job was taken by another person in my group. I hope that I will be able to be the Count Down Masteer for the next launch.

I am really excited for our next launch. For our launch we got second highest in our class, and I am really proud of my group


Building Rocket #3

We finally got to our last rocket,rocket three. I am so excited to tell you all about it. I am sad that this unit is almost over but it has been so much fun.

For our rocket it is called the “Lemon And Lime” rocket. At first we had the same colors as our last rocket which were Blue,Black and white. We changed it because another group had the same colors. Our colors of our rocket are now Yellow and green. Later after we finished making the body we realized ANOTHER group had the same color but we decided to just keep our rocket the way it was. 

I think that this was the best designing process we have had because there was really no arguing in our group which is rare. I am really proud of our group. The only tiny thing was two people wanted the same job but we resolved it. The way we resolved it was by me holding a number behind my back and the two people guessing my number,whoever got closest to the number got the job. 

I am really excited to see how our last launch goes. I hope it goes really well because this is our final launch,plus our parents are coming to watch us launch our rocket.


Design Rocket #2

When we started building our rocket it was going really well, I think that our final design turned out well I don’t know what we could have done to make it amazing. Now I will explain how the process works.

We were told that we could only change one thing about our rocket. The thing we would change about our rocket was our fins. We made the fins bigger and we put them higher, we also put three fins instead of 4. We used four fins on our other rocket. I think that 

I think that I have a few things I would change about our rocket. I would say that maybe we should have done a thick body because then more air would go into it, and it might have gone higher. Also maybe we should have kept the fins the same size and put four fins again. I feel that our rocket wasn’t our best work.

Overall I enjoyed the process of making it and if there were a third launch there are many ideas i have and I wish we could use them!