Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Foam Rockets

Foam rockets with Ms. McLoughlin's and Mr. Faherty's classes.
We used radiator lagging foam, duct tape, elastic bands and some nice coloured card to make our foam rockets.
Cutting a rectangular card into a square, then into 2 equal triangles gives nice fins for the rocket.
Launching our rockets was so much fun.
These rockets are powered by the elastic band.  The energy that gets trapped in the elastic as we pull it back (potential energy) is the energy that makes the rocket move (kinetic energy)!

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