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Day Three

So Iain and I tried fitting our nose cone to several rockets. Kathy’s looked most promising so we focused on it. By doing so, we all got wet! The problem wasn’t getting the rocket into the air, it was getting the nose cone to come off. We tried making changes in the launch system to get the rocket to go higher, but we were running out of time. Jonathan finally gave up on the steam rocket and helped with the deployment system.

Mike’s rocket worked on a small scale but was so exothermic (heat producing) on a large scale that it melted the plastic of the rocket!

So in the end, we all gathered to send an egg into “space” and break it back safely to Earth. That’s it for Rough Science 4!

Kudos to a fabulous production team and crew!

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Ellen supervises the rocket tests
Scientists Diaries

It's nearly all over - but will the team be able to complete the final challenge? Follow the task in their diaries:

Iain
Jonathan
Kathy
Mike