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2015 STEM Bottle Rocket Launch 7/21/2014

posted Jul 4, 2015, 11:37 AM by Richard Lebel   [ updated Aug 9, 2016, 3:14 PM ]
5...4...3...2...1...  It's that time of year again!  

Using an empty 2L soda bottle Scouts will build and launch a rocket.

The idea is for the boys to do most of the work.  If parents want to build their own, we'll have time to put them to a test.   Bonus points for Scouts that add a parachute to their rocket.  

For complete instructions, see the 98_waterbottlerocket.pdf .   The rocket will need a little weight added to the nose to prevent it from spinning out of control during flight.  There are a lot of Bottle Rocket youtube videos to assist.

WARNING: DO NOT CUT ANY PART OF THE 2L BOTTLE THAT WILL BE PRESSURIZED.  THIS WILL RESULT IN THE ROCKET BLOWING UP DURING LAUNCH.
 
Where: Independence Middle School 
 
When: 7/21 from 5:50 - 8:00 (launches start at 6:00)
 
What to expect:  Soaked Scouts

Bring: A complete rocket and a friends that you think might want to join the Pack. Water cannons are also allowed; however, NO water "GUNS".  GUNS have triggers, CANNONS push and pull in order to squirt water.  WATER GUNS are not permitted at Pack events; however, water CANNONS are strongly encouraged..    

Tips:  The rocket needs to have a little weight added to the top of it in order to prevent it from flipping and spiraling out of control during launch. 


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