The day finished off strong as the final group of fourth grade rocketeers at Wilder Elementary made their way to the launch pad. Each student positioned their rocket onto the air-powered PVC launcher and started the countdown. As part of tonight’s homework assignment, Mrs. Scharton’s students were asked to share their rocket building experience as a post on this blog. The students were taught the importance of using only their first names and some basic blogging etiquette. You can read their responses below.
This activity is just one part of the fourth grade unit on rockets and space. The students watched the movie October Sky and build their own paper rockets to experience the trials and errors of the characters in the original Rocket Boys story by Homer Hickam. Read how the lesson started.