Students in Mr. Wyant’s Physical Science classes recently learned about Newton’s Laws of Motion and how those laws effect our everyday lives. Using the three laws students researched, designed, built, and launched rockets made from two-liter soda bottles. The bottles were filled with certain amount of water that served as a propellant and the launches were broadcast live on the web by the Digital Media Arts students who even used their professional drone to capture aerial video!
[CLASS PICTURE ABOVE - L-R]
Lilly Zimmerman, Hawk Mast, Evan Grech, Logan Jordan, David Kosarich, Michael Adams, Dylan Welsh, Dominick Lemmons, Melody Forrest, Mr. Wyant, Tyelor Moore Not Pictured: Dakota Settlemyer, Ben Himes, Raven Folmar
PHOTOGRAPHY BY DMA STUDENTS DANTE SMITH AND CHEYANNE HULSE
During the rocket launches, students had to use clinometers to determine the angle at which the rockets went up into the air. With the angle and the distance from the launch pad, students were able to calculate the height of the rockets. Students were also able to determine the acceleration of the rockets. After getting the height of the rockets and the time it took for the rockets to reach their maximum height, students would be able to calculate the acceleration. The majority of the students did not realize the short amount of time needed for their rockets to reach their maximum height.
In the end, it gave students many hands-on learning experiences and made the material covered in class more relevant. In fact, students were so involved in the lesson they wanted to modify their rockets and water levels to see how their modifications would allow the rockets to go even higher. Students even asked me how to build a launcher at home so they could try new designs on their own.
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