Monday, November 22, 2010


Look at the NASA website.

A Search of water bottle rockets will give you plenty of info and ideas. At a minimum you need a bottle, fins and nose cone after that you can get as fancy as you like. A few things to note: a. our launcher will not accept nozzles; b. using glue to attach things to the bottle may weaken it and cause it to explode; c. If the nose cone is made of hard materials, it should not be pointed for safety reasons; d. having a payload or parachute will add weight and take altitude off the flight (but may add fun).

Friday, November 19, 2010


The Yarmouth Middle School Rocket Club
Teacher Molly Smith with Etan, Henry Thomas and Paul

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Great Bottle Rocket Simulation

Try entering values as close to your rocket as possible.

Try the same numbers with and without water and note the difference.

Next try some numbers to see about adding weight to the nose.

NASA has a simulator that works well but requires some downloading:

Yarmouth Middle School Rocket Club

On Thursday, 11/4/10, the first of three MSSV rocketry session took place. A great time was had by all. In two weeks they will try their own homemade rockets.

Up, Up and Away

Tuesday, November 2, 2010