For our outreach our team have communicated the project to the local community and created webpages, presentations, promotional materials like posters and have achieved media coverage in the local newspaper.We went to a local primary school to teach them about parachutes and how drag is used to slow the descent of an object such as the plastic cups we gave them for demonstration. Once everyone had the materials to make the parachute and created the most effective design for the parachute we launched them all out of a water bottle rocket. This rocket used water as the main component as well as air to increase the pressure of the rocket. We timed how long each parachute spent them spent in the air and handed out prizes for the ones that stayed airborne for the longest. Overall it was a great experience for everyone involved as learned something valuable that day.
We also went to fifth and first year classes in our school to do a presentation for them about Cansat. We found this to be an effective way to promote our Cansat project to people in our school and get them to follow us on our social media pages such as our Instagram and Snapchat. We also have a website where we will post updates on upcoming events as well as overall progress on our Cansat system.