Lincoln Pius X Catholic High School

Paper rocket launches a product of physics, calculus, and student ingenuity

Students in the AP Physics (PACE) class designed and launched paper rockets as part of a class lesson. They considered design, weight, length, aerodynamics, and eventually the amount of air pressure needed to launch the rocket toward a target.

In the designing stage, students also had the opportunity to conduct a video analysis of their rocket and make adjustments.

PACE is a two-session class period combining physics and calculus, and is taught by Jeremy Scheffler.

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