Water rocket competition (WRC)

Water rocket competition (WRC) is a part of 001 PHYS (introductory mechanics) course. A water rocket is a type of model rocket using water as its reaction mass. The pressure vessel – the engine of the rocket – is usually a used plastic soft drink bottle. Water in the rocket is forced out by a pressurized gas, typically compressed air. Objective: This event is organized in order to help student understanding the physics laws of motion, especially the Newton’s third law, the main principle of lunching the water rockets. Total students participated: 44, number of groups: 9 groups; Number of rockets: at least 1 rocket and maximum of 5 rockets per group, criteria for the winner: The furthest lunched rocketand the most beautiful rocket. Final result: 1st prize: Group 3; 2nd prize: group 2, 6; 3rd prize: group 4,5; Encouraging prize: group 1,7,8,9.

Images of the contest:

R11

R21

R31

R41

R61

R71

R81

R91

R101

R121

R131

R141

R161

R171