8th Grade Ch. 2 Sec. 1 The science of rockets

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8th Grade Ch. 2 Sec. 1 The science of rockets

  1. 1. Ch. 2 Sec. 1 The Science of Rockets
  2. 3. rocket <ul><li>device that expels gas in 1 direction to move in opposite direction </li></ul>
  3. 4. The First Rockets
  4. 5. 1 st rockets from China in 1100’s
  5. 7. According to Chinese legend, Wan-Hoo tried to fly to the moon by tying rockets to his chair.
  6. 8. Development of modern rockets <ul><li>1 st developed - 1900’s </li></ul><ul><li>Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (Russia) </li></ul><ul><li>1915- Robert Goddard (USA) </li></ul>
  7. 9. <ul><li>Rocket moves forward when gases shooting out back of rocket push it in opposite direction </li></ul>equal & opposite reaction force (thrust) action force How do rockets work?
  8. 10. - The Science of Rockets
  9. 11. velocity <ul><li>speed in a given direction </li></ul>
  10. 12. orbital velocity <ul><li>velocity rocket must achieve to establish orbit around Earth </li></ul>
  11. 13. escape velocity <ul><li>velocity rocket must reach to fly beyond planet’s gravitational pull </li></ul>
  12. 14. <ul><li>Oxygen + fuel (solid) </li></ul><ul><li>Use igniter </li></ul><ul><li>Burns until fuel gone </li></ul><ul><li>Expel gas ions </li></ul><ul><li>Create less thrust </li></ul><ul><li>Fuel efficient </li></ul><ul><li>Liquid oxygen + fuel </li></ul><ul><li>Stored separately </li></ul><ul><li>Controlled fuel burning </li></ul>
  13. 15. multistage rockets total weight of rocket- greatly reduced 3 stages – only part of 3 rd stage reaches final destination made it possible to send rockets to Moon & farther into space
  14. 16. - The Science of Rockets
  15. 17. Launch of an Apollo Saturn V to the Moon.
  16. 19. Build a Bubble-Powered Rocket! <ul><li> Materials: </li></ul><ul><li>Paper, regular 8-1/2- by 11-inch paper, such as computer printer paper or even notebook paper. </li></ul><ul><li>Plastic 35-mm film canister (see hints below) </li></ul><ul><li>Cellophane tape </li></ul><ul><li>Scissors </li></ul><ul><li>Effervescing (fizzing) antacid tablet (the kind used to settle an upset stomach) </li></ul><ul><li>Paper towels </li></ul><ul><li>Water </li></ul><ul><li>Eye protection (like eye glasses, sun glasses, or safety glasses) </li></ul><ul><li>Hints: </li></ul><ul><li>The film canister MUST be one with a cap that fits INSIDE the rim instead of over the outside of the rim. Sometimes photography shops have extras of these and will be happy to donate some for such a worthy cause. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep in mind: Just like with real rockets, the less your rocket weighs and the less air resistance (drag) it has, the higher it will go. </li></ul><ul><li>Making the Rocket </li></ul><ul><li>You must first decide how to cut your paper. You may cut it the short way or the long way to make the body of the rocket. There is no one right way to make a paper rocket. Try a long, skinny rocket or a short, fat rocket. Try a sharp nosecone or a blunt nosecone. Try it with fins or without fins. Experiment! </li></ul><ul><li>Here's just one idea for how you might cut your whole rocket from one piece of paper: </li></ul><ul><li>Here are the basic steps: </li></ul><ul><li>Cut out all the pieces for your rocket. </li></ul><ul><li>Wrap and tape a tube of paper around the film canister. Hint: Tape the canister to the end of the paper before you start wrapping. </li></ul><ul><li>Important! Place the lid end of the canister down . </li></ul><ul><li>Tape fins to your rocket body, if you want. </li></ul><ul><li>Roll the circle (with a wedge cut out) into a cone and tape it to the rocket's top. </li></ul><ul><li>Blasting Off </li></ul><ul><li>Put on your eye protection. </li></ul><ul><li>Turn the rocket upside down and remove the canister's lid. </li></ul><ul><li>Fill the canister one-third full of water. </li></ul><ul><li>Now work quickly on the next steps! </li></ul><ul><li>Drop one-half of an effervescing antacid tablet into the canister. </li></ul><ul><li>Snap the lid on tight. </li></ul><ul><li>Stand your rocket on a launch platform, such as your sidewalk or driveway. </li></ul><ul><li>Stand back and wait. Your rocket will blast off! </li></ul>

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