Why Water Rockets Work

Thanks to Paul Cummings for alerting me to this great NASA site specifically about water rocket. It's in 3 parts: Propulsion, stability and drag.
http://exploration.grc.nasa.gov/education/rocket/BottleRocket/journey.htm

Here is a way to figure how hight the rockets are going, from the excellent Exploratium
http://www.exploratorium.edu/math_explorer/tfl_howHigh.html

 

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To learn how to hurl water balloons out of site, click here

To see the links to the best water rocket web sites I've found--including slow-motion launches, aerial photography and multi-stage rockets click here.

To read about the history of water rockets and how this design evolved, under construction

For a frank discussion of the safety issues involved with water rockets, click here

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