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Learning Forces and Motion through Gliders and Rockets

At the Academy of Aerospace and Engineering, students have been learning about force and motion over the past week. However, rather than just do traditional lessons and labs, students also have done inquiry activities and applications of what they learned about force by using model gliders and rockets. 179 more words


Learning Using Various Models

The students at the Academy of Aerospace and Engineering are focusing on the use of models this week, though we use models throughout the school year in various ways. 588 more words


Family Rocket Day, 9-24-16

In the second session of a family rocket day, one family built and shot off rockets in the Discovery Lab at the Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library. 71 more words


Building the Excelsior Nike-G (part 1)

The Nike-G was the last of the pre-2016 build pile rockets, dating in fact to 2013 when I bought the decals and plans from Excelsior. I’ve finally started on it. 90 more words

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Building a giveaway rocket (part 2)

The fins, as I said, were pretty huge for this rocket. And then there were the fin slots which I could try to fill, or cover… or use… I cut the tips from the roots and cut tabs. 246 more words

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Building a giveaway rocket (part 1)

At the last club meeting we were given opaque plastic bags each containing parts for a rocket. Not actual kits, but parts, mostly salvaged from kits. 284 more words

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Building the LOC Norad (part 4)

The instructions tell you to fill the exposed slots with ‘1/8″ x 1/8″ fin/slot filler’; whatever that is, it wasn’t present in my opened kit. I’m guessing it was just 1/8″ x 1/8″ spruce or basswood. 213 more words

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