BOTTLE ROCKETS 2018
Here, an update, the boys took out the finals for the Junior High School category. Much praise to them. Here are some article links; https://www.newcastlestar.com.au/story/5468091/newcastle-waldorf-students-blast-off-to-national-title/
and here is the iiate facebook page; https://www.facebook.com/AeronauticalVelocityChallenge/
For the second year in a row, Troy and Jeremy involved the year eight class in the regional finals of the annual Aeronautical Bottle Rocket competition. The students spent two days studying pressure, displacement and simple aerodynamics as an extension to their studies on forces in year 7. They then worked in groups applying their new knowledge to the building of a bottle rocket. The students tested the rockets and made alterations according to their performance.
We then headed up to Hunter River High school at Heatherbrae where the students constructed, tested and modified their rockets before competing against other schools across the region in flying the rockets the furthest distance possible.
This year we had two very successful teams which resulted in a third and first place. The enthusiasm shown by the students was encouraging as was the willingness by most to problem solve and persevere with their modifications until they had a successful flying rocket. It was also a great opportunity for our students to interact with students from other schools and for them to push themselves beyond their original ideas to improve on previous results.