April 17, 2019 - After finishing our STEM Rocket project using paper and straws, we moved up to launching rockets using an air-powered launcher that was built using PVC pipes and a sprinkler head. Students built their paper rockets rolled with pipes instead of pencils like we did with straw rockets. They are encouraged to use different cone models and various fin types to build aerodynamic rockets. Finally, they personalized their rockets with cool names like "Doorbell", "Chucky 2.0", "Plunger IX", "Banana Tree", "Sharknado"... The results were incredible as the rockets flew over 250 ft. in the air! After five rounds of class distance competition, Matthew (Plunger XVII) and Topher (Sky Rocket) were crowned 2019 Air Rocket Champions.
It was a lot of fun building and launching rockets.
Photographers: Yohan & Jaylana