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Space Camp Science - Build Your Own PVC Rocket Launcher

Steve just returned from Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama. He took the entire Spangler clan, including his three boys and wife for an experience of a lifetime. They participated in Parent-Kid Space Camp. The entire family took turns working…

Wild About Rocket Boys - Wilder Elementary Students Honor Homer Hickam's Passion for Science

Houston, we have lift-off! The fourth graders at Wilder Elementary in Littleton, Colorado, invited me to participate in their annual paper rocket launch. This 4th grade unit is inspired by the original rocket boy, Homer Hickam. Instead of using…
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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…

Young Rocket Scientists Inspired by Homer Hickam

Only a very cool teacher gives this kind of homework to her students... "Using only construction paper and tape, I want you to design a rocket." Lisa Heaton, the Gifted and Talented teacher showed her students a specially designed rocket launcher…