Mrs. Strick’s 8th Grade Science class at Milton-Union spent a couple of weeks building rockets out of 2-liter pop bottles and other materials. During the process, they learned about how the force of gravity affects mass – the more mass the rocket had, the shorter the distance it would go. The students also learned putting more pressure inside the rocket, using a bicycle pump, would help it go farther. The more wings the rocket had, the more it would glide on the way down and help it reach a better distance.
The class launched their rockets outside on Thursday, May 27th under the supervision of Mrs. Strick. Some of the rockets flew almost straight up and crashed close to the launching point. Others went up in an arc and landed much farther away. The majority of the rockets landed somewhere in between. The students had a great time battling each other for the winning launch while enjoying a break from the classroom.