Water rocket project of Grade 10: Beyond the limits of theories and formulas
Physics is a life-applicable subject in general educational program. Orienting students to apply Physics theories or formulas into life is very essential.
Students of Grade 10 of UTS had memorable moments with the water rocket project. With knowledge about Newton’s Third Law and Law of conservation of momentum, UTS created water rockets from familiar materials such as cardboards, bottles, tubes, scotch tape, etc.
At the project closing ceremony, beside presentations about principle and procedure of water rockets, students also practiced launching them. UTS-ers participated in 2 interesting rounds: long water rocket launching and target water rocket launching. Overall, UTS-ers summarized meaningful applications of Physics laws in real life: space rocket creation, jet engine creation in aeronautics industry, etc.