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Rockets fly at TCHS

This week, TCHS physics studentsin Mr. Jeremy Moores's classes were able to witness in reality some of the principles that had been conceptually developed. To date, these students have studied the motion of objects and the relationship between an object's mass, velocity, altitude, displacement, acceleration, and gravity were established. As seen in the photo, the concepts that were understood in the classroom were demonstrated on the field. Without any instrument to measure the height of the rocket, these students used the distance flown by the rocket and the time the rocket was in the air to compute the maximum height, launch velocity, and launch angle based on the concepts developed in the classroom. For a future extension of this project, these students will predict the launch angle needed to land the rocket in an expected location, much like the flight of a cannonball from a Civil War battle.