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Knowledge and
Understanding

Investigating

Communication

Reflection

Excellent research of the design


properties and functioning of
model rocketry.
Research has come from a wide
variety of valid resources (8+)
including internet sites, shown
in a bibliography.
Excellent practical skills used
during the project in design and
build.
Highly successful organising
information to produce neat and
labelled diagrams of the chosen
design.
Excellent analysis and effective
explanations of modifications
for the chosen rocket design.
Demonstration of highly
effective and efficient design,
refinement and management of
investigations with design
process shown in a
comprehensive journal.
Comprehensive consideration of
risk factors and safe selection
and use of equipment outlined in
journal.
Highly successful flight path
regarding rocket trajectory and
height.

Good research of the design


properties and functioning of model
rocketry.
Research has come from a variety
of valid resources (6) including
internet sites, shown in a
bibliography.
Good practical skills used during
the project in design and build.

Organising most information to


produce neat and labelled diagrams
of the chosen design.

Analysis and effective explanations


of modifications for the chosen
rocket design.

Effective and efficient design


refinement and management of
investigations and design process
shown in a journal.
Good consideration of risk factors
and safe selection and use of
equipment outlined in journal.
Successful flight path regarding
rocket trajectory and height.

Parachute deployment was


successful

Build integrity was maintained


throughout flight and landing.

Satisfactory research of the


design properties and
functioning of model rocketry.
Research has come from
internet sites only. Sources
shown in a bibliography.

Satisfactory practical skills used


during the project in design and
build.

Organising some information to


produce satisfactory sketches of
the chosen design.

Some explanations of the


modifications for the chosen
design.

Some refinement and


management of investigations
shown in a journal.
Consideration of risk factors
and safe selection and use of
equipment outlined in journal.
Flight path regarding rocket
trajectory and height displayed
some problems.

Parachute deployment had


issues

Limited research of the


properties of the chosen
design.
Research has come from
minimal sources (2).
Bibliography supplied.

Poor practical skills used


during the project in design
and build.
Limited sketches produced.
Identification of simple
modifications made to the
chosen design.
Poor explanations and
modifications regarding the
investigation seen in a
journal.
Flight path regarding rocket
trajectory and height
completely malfunctioned.

No research of the
properties of the chosen
design.
No evidence of extra
resources being used.

Very poor and unsafe


practical skills during
the project.
No sketches produced
Guided use of given
procedures with no
explanations or
modifications evident.
No bibliography
No journal.
No model rocket built

Parachute deployment was


unsuccessful.
Build integrity was not
maintained throughout
flight and landing.

Build integrity had some issues


throughout flight and landing.

Parachute deployment was


highly successful
Build integrity was well
maintained throughout flight and
landing.
Communication is very clear
and concise. Scientific terms are
used successfully to explain the
purpose of the design,
modifications implemented and
evaluation of the project
outlined in a journal.
No grammatical or spelling
errors.

Sources of error explained


effectively and excellent
modifications to experiments
suggested.

Communication is clear. Scientific


terms are used to explain the
purpose of the design, some
modifications implemented and
evaluation of the project outlined in
a journal.
Report had minimal grammatical
and spelling errors.

Sources of error explained and


some modifications to experiments
suggested.

Minimal scientific terms are


used with some limitations
regarding the purpose of the
design, modifications
implemented and evaluation of
the project outlined in a journal.
Communication is hampered by
grammatical and spelling errors

Some sources of error explained


with basic modifications to
experiments suggested.

Communication is poor.
No use of scientific terms.
Many spelling and
grammatical errors.
No modifications or
evaluation of design
Very limited journal

Limited sources of error


explained. No modifications
produced.
.

Communication is
extremely poor.
No use of scientific
terms.
Many spelling and
grammatical errors.
Investigation
incomplete.
No journal
No report
No sources of error or
modifications explained.
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YEAR 7 SRT Task 4 Rocket Science

YEAR 7 SRT Rocket Science


MY DETAILS
NAME

Joshua Lee

TEACHER

Miss St Pierre

CARE
CLASS

DRAFT DUE DATE

7T

DUE DATE

CONTEXT
UNIT

Rocket Science

GENRE

Project/report

PREAMBLE

Investigation of Rocket Science

AUDIENCE

Peers/Teacher

TASK
Your task is to build a model rocket and report on the overall success of your project. After successfully building your
rocket, you will be required to launch the rocket from the school oval under controlled conditions to determine the overall
success of your design. A journal will be completed to validate all of your findings.
COMPLETION DATE

Draft: A draft must be submitted for validating journal entries and rockets will only be launched after
successfully meeting a strict build criteria.
Due Date: To be determined
The written report/journal must be submitted as a hardcopy as well as uploaded to your website
CONDITIONS
LENGTH: Class time will be allocated over 5 weeks
Each student will build an individual rocket and complete a journal/report
AUTHENTICATION COMPLETE BEFORE SUBMITTING

I declare that the response submitted is my own work and that I have followed the assessment policies outlined in the
Student Diary.
I have used the following resources to help me complete this response. (Tick boxes appropriate)
Teacher
Internet Books, Magazines, Newspapers
Other please specify: _______________
Signed: _________________________ Date: ______________________

PARENT/GUARDIAN SIGNATURE
Parent/Guardian Signature..Date...

Knowledge and Understanding


Investigating

Communication

Yr. 7 SCIENCE, RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY


Task 4 Rocket Science
Your task is to investigate basic rocket science and build a model rocket with purpose to launch. You must report on the success
of your project and keep a journal of the entire process. To begin, you will need to find the answer to some questions listed below. Once you have answered these questions
you will need to begin researching on how to build a model rocket. The project will be an individual activity. The school will supply the balsa wood for fins and engine
fastener, rocket engine, fuse and 3D printer for the nose cone and materials for the parachute. Simply put, you only need to source a suitable cardboard

tube for the rocket body.


QUESTIONS

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

List all of the components necessary to build a model rocket


What are the main stages or rocket systems for building a rocket? Example, parachute system.
What variations of model rocket engines exist?
What are the various sizes of black powder engines?
According to CASA, what regulations exist regarding the use of model rockets?
What is the maximum height model rockets can reach without a permit?
What size rocket engine do you hypothesise will be used for your project based on your knowledge from questions
5 & 6? Justify.
8. What environmental conditions must be considered when launching rockets? What are the main safety issues
requiring attention when launching from the school oval? How can these be minimised?

Once you have completed the above questions and only then must you seek approval from your teacher to proceed building.
A journal must be kept on the entire process. The journal must be done on your website. Your journal will include the answers to the above questions, descriptions
of all components used and photographic evidence. You must discuss all successes and failures associated with your project.

Launching

A final launch will take place (over several lessons to cater for all students) to satisfy the assessment criteria. You will be assessed on how straight or suitable
trajectory your flight path is, the height achieved, successful deployment and functioning of parachute system and finally the strength or build integrity of
your rocket. In other words does your rocket soar successfully or crash and burn! Each student will have one launch only.

All students must submit an individual copy of the journal by scanning and uploading it to your website as well as submitting a hardcopy of the task sheet and
criteria sheet prior to launching.