Before the launch we did interviews with each other and made clips. My group launched first and right after that we were clinometer readers. This means that we saw how high the rocket went. In our launch I was the countdown master which means that I count down from 10 then say release. I really liked my job which was way better than what I had before. After our launch I was really happy about the results.
My team’s name is the Rocketeers we all settled on that after wanting to be the Four Rocketeers, but that’s too cringy. We had to make our inspiration board with quotes, images, diagrams and more. We had some argument but otherwise we were great. We chose the image, printed it, cut it and then glued it. After we finished, we started designing our rocket. We designed it then redesigned it because of Newton’s Three Laws of Motion. Newton’s three laws of motion are Every object in a state of uniform motion will remain in that state of motion unless an external force acts on it. Force equals mass times acceleration [ ]. For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.
Building our rocket was fun we made our fins fat and short. We spent a lot of time on our nose cone because we kept messing it up and destroying it. We all had a chance to hot glue the fins to the body. Oh and the body was so cool. We made it in such a different way than I thought. We put the PVC pipe on the table and rolled paper around it then taped itBut when our rocket was done, it was amazing.
We made our nose cone small and pointy because we think it can cut through the air. All of the body’s of everyone’s were the same. For our second rocket will will do a lot of work on the fins. We think we are going to make it five inches tall and 2 inches wide because are fins were too big and slowed the rocket down and didn’t cut enough air because our fins were three inches long and three wide. The launch was fun, except for the fact that I had to be the pumper which kida sucked but it’s fine. Our rocket went 119 feet in the air and as I watched it go up my eyes got watery because it was so high. My group and I were happy about our results.
For my group plant experiment we put seltzer instead of water.
On our manipulated variable there were four quads with four wicks seven plants with five leaves on each plant. For our controlled variable there are four quads with four wicks and four plants with five leaves on each plant.
Our group of three worked well. We all agreed on thing and were friendly.
But, if we feed the plant seltzer then the plant will die because carbonation has gas and gas kills plants.
YES!! We finished our final maglev train. It can now carry weight. For example We put double the magnets on the track. There is a stronger magnetic force to now carry weights.
The train had no improvements. I think it was a great idea of the group and I to add extra magnets.
It was a great experience learning about the E.D.P and how magnets work. I never knew what a Maglev train was!
And I have a goal for next time I am in a group: AGREE TO ALMOST EVERYTHING!!!!
A maglev train (magnetic levitating train)is a train that levitates using magnets. The tracks are magnetic and the bottom of the train is also magnetic. In this case, the magnets facing each other are the same poles (north to north or south to south) so the train levitates.
We tried to put five discs under the car and three strips on the track. We didn’t get it to work but we got close, we worked hard and let each other talk. We were very confident and we all said our thoughts and we are still going!
We worked very well together although we had some disagreements. But other than that we did awesome together. I think with our smart group we will do it.