Physics – 3D Printed Rocket Nozzles & Fins

Physics classes have recently designed and built water rockets out of 2 liter soda bottles. After studying pressure and the properties of an ideal gas, students started their water rocket design. They used an online drafting program and designed rocket nozzles to maximize the height reached by the rocket. The school’s 3D printer was used to print out the nozzle. The students also studied some basic aerodynamics before designing and building a nose cone and fins to improve bottle stability. Last week our efforts were rewarded when we launched our rockets high in the sky and took our measurements!

Mr. Jennings, Physics Teacher

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