By Dillon Thomas

WINDSOR, Colo. (CBS4) – Students at Windsor High School in northern Colorado were given the opportunity to combine rocket science with studying altitudes and velocities. Students at WHS teamed up with CU-Boulder Aerospace Engineering’s Matt Rhode to study physics through rocket launches.

(credit: Weld RE-4 School District)

Students in Steve Cline’s Robotics class, part of the Weld RE-4 District, built and coded the Data Acquisition Units (DAQ) that were put in the rockets. The rockets were built by students in Brian Ash’s AP Physics class.

(credit: Weld RE-4 School District)

Thanks to CU’s Community Outreach and Engagement Program students were able to watch their projects launch into the skies of Weld County.

(credit: Weld RE-4 School District)

After the launches students accessed the data collected in the rockets. Students were able to review the altitude and speed of the rockets during the project.

(credit: Weld RE-4 School District)

Dillon Thomas