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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 11/23/2010 - 07:45
Rocket Science
Rocket Science

5,4,3,2,1, Blast off! Ever wanted to build a rocket? Well in Mr.
Bronson's Physics with Technology class, they do just that! For the
past two weeks students have been making and launching bottle rockets,
experimenting to figure out how to create the perfect rocket for
maximum distance.
When asked why he has the students do this exercise, Mr. Bronson responded with four reasons. First, it's a Physics with Technology class, which is a
CTE course, and it emphasizes hands on learning. Second, the classes just
learned about projectile motion, and now they can experience the real
life application. Third, it's a lab. Using the scientific theory the
students can, for themselves, discover things such as mass and water
vs. distance. Fourth, it's fun! So Mr. Bronson obviously is a fan, but
what do the students think about it? "It was a great learning
experience about the effects of math and pressure upon projectile
motion," Said Matthew Christianson, a senior in Mr. Bronson's A4
Physics with Technology class. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to
see that this lab has been a big success!