On Friday April 9 it was raining and the physical education class for grades 2-3-4-5-6-7 had to be canceled.
We decided to have a “science contest” instead.
We had previously been working on astronomy and had studied the properties of air and water. We used our knowledge to build bottle-rockets.
They would be propelled with compressed air!
Each group completely designed their rocket and chose parameters to make it go as high as possible:
- Air quantity
- Water quantity
- Aerodynamic elements
- Guiding system on the launch pad
- Design, name, logo etc.
We then proceeded to the launching. We noticed everyone had done a good job and the results were impressive!
It was an afternoon of problem solving and learning, while having fun with a motivating project.