BCIS Water Rocket
“Try everything!” - Ms Bonnie, BCIS Principal, always tells us! Following that spirit, the Water Rocket Competition was organized to provide Grade 8 students with great science opportunities. Students could create a Science project and apply what they were learning in Physics.
In this project, students were rocket engineers. Students learned the basic physics behind the water rockets - their structure, operating principles and the necessary tools to make water rockets.
To launch this project, students faced many challenges. Phuong Khanh, Grade 8.3, commented: “It was a project with many emotions. Sometimes it was happy, sometimes it was sad, sometimes I wanted to give up. We spent quite a few lunch hours at the lab to practice. Also, it was difficult when our group members couldn’t agree. For me, the project was a really big challenge but gave me opportunities to learn many useful things.”
With determination and persistence, finally we overcame all challenges. Watching our rockets fly high in the sky delighting the audience, we knew our efforts were rewarded.
Last but not least, the greatest lessons were cooperation, respect and risk-taking. As you can see, everything will be all right in the end: Let’s try everything!
Ms Chau My Linh - Physics Teacher, BCIS