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Young Engineers Build Homemade Rockets

I helped the fourth graders at Wilder Elementary test their rocket designs today. Watch the video below from last year to see what this interactive lesson is all about. Earlier in the week, the students watched the movie October Sky, based on Homer Hickam’s novel, Rocket Boys. I then explained the science behind building rockets […]

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NASA Looking for Future Rocket Scientists for Summer Program

NASA is looking for high school students across the country who want to participate in their INSPIRE program – Interdisciplinary National Science Project Incorporating Research and Education Experience. The year-round program is for students entering 9th through 12th grade for the 2011/2012 school year in good academic standing and an interest in science, technology, engineering […]

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Willow Creek Rocket Launch

Houston, we have lift-off! Fifth graders from Mrs. Heaton’s class at Willow Creek Elementary invited me to participate in their annual paper rocket launch. The rockets were made from construction paper, tape and clay… that’s it. No engines or explosives in these rockets – the only fuel was 30 pounds of air pressure. I learned […]