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Year: 2019
Project Leader: Christina Bradley
Department/Program: Lake Cumberland 4-H Camp
Funding: $600

The rocket project explores rocketry and the principles of space flight and how rockets have been developed over  the years.  Campers will work in teams to build a water rocket out of two liter bottles that will be launched with a air pump and water pressure. They will observe the rockets launch with different pressures and be able to predict the hight based on air pressure. Campers will then observe engine rocket launches and compared the different methods and learn about actual space rockets. After the launches the campers will learn and discuss forces, Newton's laws, and other aerospace principles and the real world challenges of actual space flight. 

Contact Information

Dr. Nancy Cox, Ph.D.

S123 Ag. Science Center North Lexington, KY 40546-0091

+1 (859) 257-4772