Bottle Rockin

Physics and Astronomy
Elizabeth Treynor

Leon Cramp

My experiment was to use NASA’s Rocket Modeler Interactive Simulator to determine how exactly different materials and different material thickness affect things like height and drag when in flight. The different materials I will use are 1/32 Cardboard, 2-ply Paper, 1/32 plastic, 1/64 manilla, and 3/16 sponge. While I compared the material I also took a look at whether the center of gravity and the center of pressure affected the flight as well. I will use graphs and tables to compare the use of the different materials generated.

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