Last week the fifth and sixth grade students tackled a rocket launch project as part of their science curriculum.
Mr. Anderson, our new middle school science teacher, partnered with STARBASE MN, which is a non-profit based out of St. Paul. STARBASE works with schools in the area to provide space-based engineering challenges and science activities.
Students used a simple kit and assembled the rockets within one day. They then attached two 3D printed fins to compare their impact on flight.
On Friday, in the midst of what looked like a January snowstorm, the teachers and students walked over to Podvin Park to prepare for their rocket launch. Once the set-up was complete, teachers helped with the launch process, and results were judged by how far the rockets flew.
Mr. Anderson noted that the experience must have been a memorable one because the students were still discussing their launch data on Monday!