Challenge Team Abstract
Team Number: 028
School Name: Clovis High School
Area of Science: Physics
Project Title: The actual course of a rocket in flight.
Our project will determine the actual course of a object in motion initially at an angle. Normally, people would expect the object to maintain the angle at which it was launched, but in actuality the object would veer into the wind. This project will teach people to account for all the variables. Our team members will learn the physics involved and implement our knowledge to determine scientifically the actual course of the object launched at an angle. In our case studies, we will compare a series of rockets of variable mass and thrust to computer simulations. Our team will program the computer simulations using the C++ programming language.