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Astra Rocket Workshop - It's a BLAST!
Rocket Launch Day
The Bottle Rocket Launch
A group of senior students are building Astra rockets to explode into the air space over our school on Rocket Launch Day.
The rockets use explosives to blast over a thousand feet into the sky!
The first session was spent constructing the motor mount to hold the motor clip, tying and positioning the shock cords,
gluing everything in place in the body tube. The greatest challenge for the students was overcoming their reluctance
to read the instructions! Join our Workshop and meet Sir Isaac Newton, the man behind the science...
Astra Rocket Assembly Instructions
Flight Event Diagram - How it Works
Sir Isaac Newton
(1643 - 1704)
Scientist Sir Isaac Newton was fascinated by how
things move, the behaviour of light, the science of
forces and the nature of gravity.
Three Laws of Motion
Rocket science is based on Newton's
For every action there is an equal
and opposite reaction
This means that if you push something one way,
it always pushes back.
White PVA gue
Sandpaper 220 or 320 grit)
Astra Rocket Kit Level 1
Let's get on with it...stop talking... we can always
read the instructions (hmmm.. if only!)
The red centre rings which hold the motor pin and
the shock cords...hmm... how far along the yellow
motor tube does it go... even the Principal must
read the instructions.
Now where does this blue thrust ring go... read
and find out...
Measuring the motor mount against the body
tube ready for internal gluing...
Motor mount ready with motor pin and shock cord
Tying the two shock cords together - without a
firm knot you may lose the rocket in flight...
Tying the half-knots in the shock cord... any other
knot and the shock cords may separate later on.
Hair-drying the glue on the shock cord ends...
A bit of advice from Rocket-man Peter...
Reading the instructions - the real challenge!
Gluing inside the body tube ready for the motor
Positioning the fins...
Gluing the root edge of the fin into the fin slit on
the launch tube...
Making sure the fin is perpendicular to the body
Three fins slotted into the fin slits and glued...
Checking the angles of the fins to the body tube...
Attaching the launch lug, making sure it's lined up
straight along the body tube...
Allowing the glue to dry completely...
Painting the entire rocket body and fins...
Assembling the parachute...
Tying the shroud lines and shock cord to the nose cone.
Wiring up the explosive....
Inserting the explosive into the tube...
Packing the sheets of wadding paper...
Rolling up the parachute and shroud lines...
Inserting the parachute and cords...
Ready for mounting on the launching pad...
Mounted with switch connectiing leads ready...
Our improvised 9V battery switch ready for connection...
Rolled Newspaper Structures
A Taste of Japan for Older Students
The Garden Club
A Taste of Japan
The Butterfly Dance
Mechanics - Gaskets
Mechanics - Valve Grinds
Mechanics - Pistons and Crankshafts
The Little Match Girl
Costume Design and Creative Dance
How to Weave a Flax Flower
Dance Workshop - Waltz of the Flowers - Tchaikovsky
Bubbles and Light
Fish Eye Dissection
Car Engine Workshop
Making an Insect Collection
Making a Painting
Zen Garden Rakes
Make an Ant Farm
Woodwork Workshop - Propeller
Electronics Group 2008
I -mag Workshop - Sticks and String
Totem Poles and Dream-catchers
help on how to format text
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