Campbellsville Middle School students are studying forces, and, to illustrate force, they made their own rockets.
In Donna White’s science classes, students recently studied how to make a rocket out of a balloon, string and tape.
Students attached the balloon to their straw and then tied it to a chair with their string. Next, students strung the straw through their string.
After putting air into the balloon, students let it go to see how fast it would travel.
Students were asked to consider whether the size of the balloon impacts its speed and thrust, and whether the length of the straw and the material of their string were also factors.
CMS fifth-graders, from left, Brianna Atwood, Kewin Dong and Keely Thompson see how far their balloon rocket will travel.
CMS teacher Donna White talks with fifth-graders, from left, Brianna Atwood, Kewin Dong and Keely Thompson about their rocket.
CMS fifth-graders, from left, Camilla Taylor, Leo Lamer and Kaylin Forbis launch their balloon rocket.
CMS fifth-graders, from left, Conner Rinehart, Layla Steen and Luke McDonald launch their balloon rocket.