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Model Rockets (Pathfinder Honor)

Model Rockets (Pathfinder Honor)

NAD Honor


This honor is presented to those students who complete the requirements for this course and obtain a solid understanding of model rockets.


    1. Know and explain the Model Rocketry Safety Code.

    2. Know and explain the importance of the basic model rocket components.

    3. Know the steps in the flight of a model rocket

    4. Define the following:

      a. Wadding

      b. Boost gliders

      c. Stall

      d. Payload

      e. Apogee

      f. Center of gravity

      g. Center of pressure

      h. Impulse

      i. Velocity

      j. Ejection

    5. Name and describe at least four different recovery systems.

    6. From a kit, build, finish, and paint a single-stage rocket that has a minimum length of six inches with a recovery system, such as a parachute or streamer. Successfully launch and recover the rocket with the recovery system deploying properly.


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