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CWSF 2005 - Vancouver, British Columbia

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Thomas Boag

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Division:Engineering & Computing Sciences
Region:Frontenac, Lennox & Addington
City:Perth Road, ON
School:Loughborough Public School
Abstract:I built a wind tunnel to measure the drag of four different rocket nose cone designs and predicted which rocket would go the highest at sub-sonic speeds. Test firings of the model rockets on a frozen lake showed the Parabola design outperformed the Vee, Ogive and Blunt, in that order.

Awards Value
CAP Physics Prize
Sponsor: Canadian Association of Physicists
The University of Western Ontario Scholarship
Silver Medallist - $1500 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: University of Western Ontario
$1 500.00
Silver Medal - Engineering
Sponsor: Youth Science Foundation Canada
Total$2 450.00