chandrayaan model (rocket launch for school science exhibition

Chandrayaan is the name of India’s lunar exploration program, which includes various missions to study the Moon.

The most prominent missions under the Chandrayaan program are Chandrayaan-1 and Chandrayaan-2.

Chandrayaan-2’s objective was to study the lunar surface, analyze minerals, look for water molecules, and map the Moon’s topology. The mission aimed to expand India’s knowledge of the Moon and pave the way for future lunar explorations.

Step by Step Video on Model Making of chandrayaan model (rocket launch for school science exhibition

In this project, we’ll make a Chandrayaan model using colored paper, cotton, LED lights for engine burn, and a smoke effect to depict the launch. Here are the steps:

Materials Needed:

  1. Colored paper (silver, gray, white, and other colors for details)
  2. Colored Cotton balls for smoke effect
  3. RED LED lights (for engine burn)
  4. 9v Battery pack or power source for LEDs
  5. Glue or adhesive
  6. Scissors
  7. Cardboard or foam board (for base)
  8. Paints or markers (optional, for additional details)

Building the Chandrayaan Model:

1. Creating the Main Body:

Step 1: Begin by shaping a cylindrical body for the spacecraft using gray or silver colored paper. This will be the main structure of Chandrayaan.

Step 2: Attach a cone-shaped piece (representing the payload fairing) at the top of the cylinder.

2. Adding Details:

Step 3: Use other colored paper to add details such as solar panels, antennae, sensors, and cameras. These can be cut out and attached to the main body.

3. Engine Burn Effect:

Step 4: Attach an LED light at the bottom of the spacecraft to represent the engine burn. Ensure it’s pointing downwards.

Step 5: Connect the LED light to a battery pack or power source. This will create a glowing effect during “engine burn.”

4. Smoke Effect:

Step 6: To depict the launch, use a cotton colored to controlled smoke effect. Place it strategically near the bottom of the model.

5. Adding Cotton for Detail:

Step 7: Add tufts of cotton around the engine area to simulate the appearance of exhaust or flames during launch.

6. Creating the Base:

Step 8: Attach the Chandrayaan model to a sturdy base made of cardboard or foam board. This will provide stability and support.

7. Optional Details:

Step 9: Paint or add additional details using markers to enhance the realism of the model.

8. LED Lights for Illumination (Optional):

Step 10: You can also add small LED lights on various parts of the spacecraft for extra illumination.

Your Chandrayaan model with LED lights for engine burn and a smoke effect to depict launch is now complete!

This project provides a dynamic representation of the spacecraft launch. It’s an engaging educational tool for learning about Chandrayaan and space exploration.

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