Model Rocketry - is a safe educational activity that teaches students about aerodynamics and physics in a real world hands on activity.
It also is a great way for students to use their own hands to create the model rocket and then experience of a successful flight and recovery.
The parts of a model rocket include a nose cone, body tube, fins, engine mount, launch lug & recovery system such as a parachute or streamer.
A model rocket motor is inserted and when ignited, creates thrust that propels the rocket forward. A small charge in the forward end of the model rocket motor pushes the nose cone & recovery system out of the front of the rocket at the top of it's flight to bring the model rocket gently back down to earth.
The fins of a model rocket creates a guiding force by moving the center of drag (center of pressure) behind the center of the the weight (center of gravity) of the rocket. When the center of pressure is behind the center of gravity on the model rocket, the model rocket will point straight into the direction it is being pushed by the model rocket motor.
A model rocket is guided to a straight flight by a launch rod mounted to a launch pad. The model rocket is slid onto a launch rod & then electrically ignited from a safe distance.