(Note that I am not
responsible for the content of other people's site or
links from those sites.)
Before you commit yourself to a particular design
of launcher, have a look around as the materials that
you have access to will probably be different to the
ones that I have (this is what led me to design
my own launcher in the first place). The first
three are commercial and the rest, you build yourself (or
get someone else to do it for you).
|This site is listed (along
with other teaching resources) on the
Guardian's Education Unlimited site . . .
Water Rocket Index
Every aspect of building, launching and
recovering water rockets is contained
here in precise detail, even instructing
you how to fix a camera on the nose to
record your creation's trajectory. The
site is well illustrated, and if there's
any better way of getting reluctant
students interested in science than
shooting a lemonade bottle 150 feet into
the air, then I haven't heard of it.
own sew on badge from John Darbyshire. John's email is:jdarby@akaMail.com
This site is listed at ednow.com at http://ednow.com/;
at Coolstop at http://www.coolstop.com/;
edufree.com at http://www.edufree.com/;
The Teacher's Corner at http://www.theteacherscorner.net/; and,
Free Stuff for Canadian Teachers at http://www.thecanadianteacher.com/; and,
is listed as a School
Page Hot Spot at http://wwwtheschoolpage.com/
Along with other uses of PET bottles (including a boat), this site is listed on designboom at http://www.designboom.com/eng/education/plasticbottle.html.
You can also try the NASA Rocket
Classroom Activities page which is part of the Learning
Technologies Project at
Further sites (tell me about them so that I can
put a link on here):
In addition to the US/Australian/UK Water Rocket
sites, you can visit:
There is also
Mr. Arnett's Science Class at
Clifford Heath keeps the best page of
links that I have come across so if you can't find what
you want here, have a look at Clifford's site on http://homes.managesoft.com.au/~cjh/rockets/
If you have problems, you can e-mail me or try e-mailing or
joining the AWARS International Water Rocket Group on http://www.h2orocket.com/topic/newsletter/email.html
If you want to join the AWARS webring and download a
transparent GIF suitable for your website, look at the AWARS GIF
page on this site.
You can also search the Internet using a search engine (the first is
devoted to Water Rockets) . . .
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