Thursday, January 6, 2011

Blast OFF with Paper Rockets and Design Process Labs!!

The kids had a blast building paper rockets using just a sheet of copy paper, two index cards and tape.  We used a piece of PVC pipe to wrap the paper around and form the barrel of the rocket, then just added a nose cone and fins.  We did a bunch of design process labs testing the best barrel length, cone shape, fin location and type.  It was a lot of fun and a great precursor to the upcoming Invention Convention!  We launched them using the Air Hogs Stomp Launcher.

It was tons of fun!  :)

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