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Rocketry Unit Reflection

Building Our Rockets

My group and I worked together to create outstanding rockets! We made two totally different rockets. Our first rocket had a good amount of wait, it was fairly tall, and was different. We chose three foam paper fins a styrofoam ball as our nose cone, and a paper body. For our second rocket we used, foam paper, rolled into a nose cone, four cardboard fins, and an average size body. This rocket was definitely heavier than the first.


The Process

First we had to pick a name of our group. That name was, “The Space Grandmas”.  Once we were done with that we had to start a design for what our rocket would look like. We did our design on google drawing, and then we wrote why we chose what on the side of our rocket design. After that we actually started creating our rocket. Once we were all finished with building our rocket we launched it. After the launch we made a slide show with the entire group. Last but not least we created a rocketry reflection. (Which is what i’m doing right now)


Rocket Launch

Our rocket went the highest out of 5 rockets! (Including us, of course) My group and I was super nervous. We were so nervous because we thought our rocket wouldn’t even get off the launch pad, but thankfully it did. At the end we measured an average of 54 degrees. As you might’ve guessed we were all super proud of not just our rocket, but as well as ourselves.


Slide Show

Our slide show was very complicated. We had to make a lot of slides, but we were each assigned our own slides. I was assigned, Designing Rocket #1, Rocket Launch #2, Graph #2, and Reflection on Rocket Unit as a Whole. After we were all done with our assigned slides, we had to do a presentation in front of our parents. That part was very pressuring.


My group faced a lot of struggles. The most common struggle was, disagreeing, and getting into arguments. We argued over materials, pictures, and many more things. Eventually we would take a vote, and as you know, majority wins. Also we went through a lot of trouble on picking our nose cone and fins, but eventually we picked something.


Working Together As A Group

Our group was like a roller coaster. Their were ups and downs but eventually we got through it, and figured it out. I have to say, our group was pretty good for the  most part, but sometimes people would get distracted and leave one person doing all the work. Although we got distracted, eventually we would finish.


Overall  Rocketry Unit

I really enjoyed our rocketry unit. I’m upset that it’s over, and hope to do another fun similar project. My group and I worked very well together. I would definitely want to work with this group again. I really enjoyed this unit and will definitely miss it.

Heres our rocketry slide show, hope you enjoy!