First we learned about Newton’s Law of Motions. There are three:
1. An object at rest stays at rest unless acted upon by an outside force.
2. F=MA (Force = Mass x Acceleration)
3. For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.
We also did an activity with soda cans that demonstrated the third law of motion.
Next we built rockets out of 2 liter soda bottles. We walked to People’s park to launch our rockets. We filled the bottles with vinegar. We put baking soda in plastic wrap. Then, we put the plastic wrapped baking soda in the bottle, and covered the top with a balloon. We ran into a lot of issues with our rockets, so now we have homework. Our homework is to come up with reasons we think our rocket didn’t work and to figure out what type reaction happened between the vinegar and baking soda.