Water bottle rockets questions

1. How did the height you estimated your rocket would reach compare with the actual
estimated height?

it did not reach the hieght that i thoght it ould at all

2. What do you think might have caused any differences in the height you achieved?

if it did not explode on launch it would have gone higher

3. Did your rocket launch straight up? If not, why do you think it veered off course?

it veered off course cause it fell appart when i pulled the string.

4. Do you think that this activity was more rewarding to do alone? Would you have preferred to do it in groups? Why or why not?

i liked doing it it alone cause you get more flexibility

5. Did you adjust your model rocket at all? How? Do you think this helped or hindered
your results?

i changed the design of the parashute. And it hindered the aerodynamics of the rocket.

6. How do you think the rocket would have behaved differently if it were launched in a
weightless atmosphere?

it would have not exploded but just have floated

7. What safety measures do you think engineers consider when launching a real rocket?

the launch exauhst and the rocket seal

Consider the location of most launch sites as part of your answer.
8. When engineers are designing a rocket which will carry people in addition to cargo, how
do you think the rocket will change in terms of structural design, functionality, and

i think the compartment than will hold people will have to be designated very diffrent.

9. Do you think rocket designs will change a great deal over the next ten years? How?

i think that they will change and that we will find a way to hold many people efficiently

10. What tradeoffs do engineers have to make when considering the space/weight of fuel
vs. the weight of cargo?

the amount of extra fluel and cargo that it could hold.

Part 3 water bottle rocket

What have you learned about the history of rockets and space travel?

I learned that over the past decades we have made huge advances in space travel

What will be different on your water rocket than on a “real” rocket and why? My rocket will not be as large and i will only be putting on 4 fins not more and the nose cone will not be pointy.

Why is the center of gravity and center of preashure important in rockets ?  It is important because they determine how stable the rocket will fly


Based on what you have learned about rocket design (nose cone & fins) describe what your rocket will look like and why you chose that design on the blog. My rocket will have a round nose cone with 4fins and it will have a parashute on it.

Rocket simulator

What was your maximum height and speed? 3713m/ 415ms
What was the Mass, Thrust and Thrust time on your high score? 25 s


Why does the rocket fling around the moon/Earth? Because of the gravity that pulls the rocket towards the plannet

What is an orbit? In physics, an orbit is the gravitationally curved trajectory of an object, such as the trajectory of a planet around a star or a natural satellite around a planet.