aerospace engineer

Aerospace engineers work on airplanes, spacecraft, satellites, and even missiles. They need advanced training in mathematics and physics. Aerospace engineering is one of the most challenging engineering fields.

In addition to designing and engineering aircraft, engineers must test the crafts for safety. Simulations with small models allow engineers to evaluate a design’s potential flaws.

Aerospace engineers typically need a bachelor’s degree in aeronautics engineering or a similar field.

Aerospace engineers earn an average of $58.00 per hour, higher than most fields. Annually, engineers can expect to earn between $73,000 and $143,000, depending on their experience and education.

Rocket Fuel Activity: Diet Coke & Mentos

diet coke and mentos

Most rockets use liquid fuel which is generally created through a chemical reaction that creates thrust.  Using a tube of Mentos and a 2L bottle of Diet Coke, we can demonstrate this kind of chemical reaction.