Physics' Students Launch Rockets
On Oct. 20, 2021 Students in Mrs. Britchi’s AP Physics C/ UConn ECE General Physics with Calculus course performed a rocket projectile lab out on the DHHS turf. The rockets were first launched vertically to calculate velocity. Students then used this data to calculate the theoretical horizontal distance (range), as well as time in the air of the rocket for the rockets launched at a given angle. The rockets were then launched at an angle and students were able to compare their theoretical calculations with actual results.
The lab connects two units of study - "Vectors and Projectiles" and "Forces and Newton Laws".