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This rocket had many new technological parts of the rocket being tested. Even Elon Musk (the person that started Space X) himself was nervous. He said,” I didn’t really think this would work.” This launch was historic because it was named the most powerful operation rocket in the world.
My reaction to this event started out as “why am I looking at this?” But later what got me interested in the topic was the fact that he launched a Tesla with a dummy in it listening to “Space Oddity”, into space. He even put camera’s in the vehicle. Also, I got interested when the news reporter said that Elon Musk could now send humans to space to live.
What I’m still wondering about is whether or not humans will get to live in space or is Elon Musk just lying?
Overall, I was really satisfied with my final result. I think the most unique thing about my gold berg was the length and how much time it took. I think the length was unique because my rube gold berg was at least 50 ft long. I believe that time that went into building this was unique because trying to set up my rube gold berg just to film took at least like 12 min. max. Also, during the process, I experienced the pain of losing materials. When I started I had 4 marbles. In the end I ended up with only 1. From this project, I learned to always have patience and control your anger. I also learned that I do not have a steady hand. My dominoes, even though there were only 7 dominoes, they were constantly falling due to the fact that my hand kept touching them which caused them to fall. Overall, this is experience on a scale from 1-10 was a 8.
My rube gold berg finally worked! I’m so happy. I’ll admit, when I starting getting to 50-60 tries, I got really frustrated and started cursing, and I only curse when I get really really frustrated. Also, I didn’t really enjoy this project because it caused fights between my family. For example, when my rube gold berg was constantly not working, my dad kept telling me to make every step of my rube gold berg to work every time. I disagreed with him so that got us up into a fight. I also think that my determination to finish my rube gold berg went to far. Once, I stayed up all the way to 12:00 working on my rube gold berg and got up the next day at 7 to work on my rube gold berg but it still didn’t work.In all, it took 82 attempts for my rube gold berg to work. The part that I think helped me succeed was changing the ramp. The ramp was the main spot where my rube gold berg would not work. Another spot was connected to the ramp which is the part where the ball on the ramp hits another ball on another ramp. That was hard because I couldn’t find a way to make the ball turn a sharp corner and then hit the other ball.
During the whole rocket process, my favorite moment was the last launch. Despite all the competitiveness, our group was really excited to see how our final launch would turn out because we had improved a lot through the experience so we were really excited to see our final results. I think the most challenging thing for us was splitting the work equally. Sometimes, some people did a little work and some did a lot. I think our group really showed the reason for doing this units, learning from your errors. For example our groups results went from around 36 feet, to 84 feet, to 113 feet. Each rocket successful impacted the next rocket positively. I learned about myself that sometimes I can be foolish but sometimes I can be really serious and hard-working. I learned that working in a group, if one person has a lack of concentration, it could affect the whole group. I learned through building, designing and launching that the lighter the rocket, the better. I also learned that sometimes, you should stick to research, not your own knowledge. For example, our entire group thought that a pointy nose cone would be the most aerodynamic, but after some research, I concluded that a round nose cone was the best. Still we couldn’t use the idea because no one agreed with me. Overall, I think the biggest moral we learned is that in a team, you must work together or you team will fall apart. I can connect this to a fable I read by Aesop. He wrote,”United we stand, divided we fall”.
My PSA started with learning about ecosystems. Then we choose one ecosystem. I choose oceans. My PSA is about dangers to the ocean and how humans can save it. I put a lot research into this. Hope you will Dive in to help!!!