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AP Physics launches rockets

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Cindy Gallen’s AP Physics class launched off rockets on Thursday, Sept. 6th outside in the band hall parking lot. The class launched rockets to learn about astronomy and astrophysics.

“We have premade rockets that the students built. What we do is go outside and measure the height and the time of the launch and how much they accelerated, after they looked at past and present NASA missions so that way they can see where we are in rocketry,” Gallen said.

The students record calculations over projectile motion, so they can know exactly how fast their rockets are going.

“I learned the different forces acting upon a rocket and I really enjoyed building it. I was hoping that my rocket wouldn’t explode on launch day,” senior Nicolas Hendricks said.

All the students participating in the project succeeded in the launch, giving them a passing grade and a functioning rocket.

“It was a great experience to build a rocket out of cardboard and to see it go so high in the air. I also learned a lot about aerodynamics from this project,” senior Kebriana Hightower said.

With a fun year ahead, Gallen started off with a project that many students have never done before, giving them an introduction to astrophysics.

“I was a bit nervous before the launching of the rocket, and then after, relieved that it worked. We mostly used arts and crafts supplies such as tape and hot glue. I feel as if the project was fun and had a really good time launching the rockets,” senior Bradley Bennett said.

While some students were afraid of the outcome and failing, others were excited about building this project

“I thought the project was a lot of fun,” senior Amanda Roesler said. “It was really cool to build a rocket and watch them all launch. I think there will definitely be challenging times this year in AP Physics, but Mrs. Gallen is an amazing teacher who knows how to make things fun,” Roesler continued.

 

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