ROCKET POWER POINT PRESENTATIONS

GENERAL GUIDELINES

1. Prepare a Power Point Presentation (PPT) on Rocket topic.
You can find very good tutorials online:
Power Point Basics
Power Point in the Classroom

2. Your PPT should contain a minimum of 10 slides including title and bibliography slides.

3. Include at least 6 pictures and/or drawings. Every picture should contain its source (URL) in small font type.

4. Hand-in your PPT in a PC formatted diskette with your name and topic name.

TOPICS AND LINKS

1. History of Rockets
Brief History of Rockets
History of Rockets

2. Rocket Principles: Newton's Three Laws of Motion
Rocket Principles
Newton's Laws of Motion

3. Model Rockets: Introduction to Model Rocketry, Components of a Typical Model Rocket (with explanations), Altitudes of a Model Rocket
What is model rocketry?
Parts of a Model Rocket 1
Parts of a Model Rocket 2
Facts about ESTES Rockets
Maximum Altitude Measurement

4. Typical Flight of a Model Rocket: Forces during Powered Flight, Forces during Coasting Flight and Forces during Recovery.
Flight of a Model Rocket
Forces at Liftoff
Forces in Powered Flight
Forces in Coasting Flight
Forces during Recovery

5. Rocket Propulsion, Rocket Engines, Rocket Engine Performance
What is Propulsion?
Rocket Propulsion
Model Rocket  Motor Code
Parts of a Model Rocket Motor
Model Solid Rocket Engine
Rocket Engine Performance
Facts about ESTES Rockets

6. Forces: Weight, Lift, Drag and Thrust.
Forces on a Model Rocket
Forces on an Airplane
Thrust
Excess Thrust
Weight
Drag
Factors that Affect Drag
Lift
Factors that Affect Lift

7. Weight Determination, Center of Gravity, Center of Pressure and Stability of a Model Rocket.
Determining Rocket Weight
Weight Equation
Center of Gravity
Center of Pressure
Stability

MODEL ROCKET LINKS
Our class page with lots of Model Rocket links.