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  1. Welcome to: Period 6 Exploratory Class

  2. Our Target: • Introduction to the space program:   • Research on Dr. Wernher Von Braun • We will be watching the Movie "October Sky" (PG) in class and answer questions via email • You will construct a paper satellite • You will design Paper Airplanes and test flight it. Then complete a Lab report including formula work • We will be watching the movie: "Apollo 13“ and answer questions via email • You will design Paper Rockets and test fly them for height and distance. Then complete a Lab report including formula work •  Finally you till design and test a 2 liter bottle of soda for final launch & Flight. GO or NO GO for LIFT OFF to space!!!! 

  3. Where is the information for this class: • You will find everything you need at my website.   • It's not Rocket Science      oh Wait  it is… • EarthSpaceScience.Website • ANY question???

  4. A Brief History of Rocketry

  5. The earliest solid rocket fuel was a form of gunpowder, and the earliest recorded mention of gunpowder comes from China late in the third century.

  6. Bamboo tubes filled with saltpeter, sulfur and charcoal were tossed into ceremonial fires during religious festivals in hopes the noise of the explosion would frighten evil spirits.

  7. It's probable that more than a few of these bamboo tubes were imperfectly sealed and, instead of bursting with an explosion, simply went skittering out of the fire, propelled by the rapidly burning gunpowder. .

  8. Some clever observer whose name is lost to history may have then begun experiments to deliberately produce the same effect as the bamboo tubes which leaked fire.

  9. A point of confusion arises tracing the history of rocketry back before 1045. Chinese documents record the use of "fire arrows," a term which can mean either rockets or an arrow carrying a flammable substance.

  10. By the beginning of the 13th Century, the Chinese Sung Dynasty, under pressure from growing Mongolian hordes, found itself forced to rely more and more on technology to counter the threat. Chinese ordnance experts introduced and perfected many types of projectiles, including explosive grenades and cannon.

  11. You will be required to construct a 2 Liter Bottle rocket

  12. You will be required to construct a 2 Liter Bottle rocket

  13. You will be required to construct a 2 Liter Bottle rocket

  14. You will need to calculate your trajectory

  15. Any Questions?

  16. Review of How to Save a File • In WORD: • Move the mouse over the WORD Symbol. • Then move the cursor to “SAVE AS” • Next Click on the “WORD 97-2003 Document”

  17. Review of How to Save a File • When the SAVE AS: • Appears, you need to open up your “H” drive • Click on the second icon from the right to create a new folder. • Label your new folder “6th period stuff”

  18. Review of How to Save a File • Go to your new folder you created and save the file • When saving the file, include the following: • Pd7 • Your name • Assignment