Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Sonoran Science Academy - 1st Launch - March 13, 2009
As you can imagine, the Sonoran Science Academy (http://sonoranacedemy.org/) 3rd grade students were hyped and ready to launch their rockets after all the work they put into building and learning about them.
The launches were spectacular! They really enjoyed launching, watching and recovering their rockets.
They even used Alan's Launch Box that was described in an earlier post here. Check out that post if you are interested in building one of your own.
We also used Roborocketry's Quad Pad Launch Rack for loading up four at a time. This worked out great for the size of group and allowed us to make adjustments for wind, etc, without having to move and re-stake four separate single launch pads. We were very happy with the results. You can check out an earlier post for the decription of building that rack.
For this launch we used B6-4 motors to launch the Estes Loadstar rockets they had built. They were all single stage launches. Two weeks later they would all launch their rockets in the 2 stage configuration.
I will now stop rambling and just let you enjoy the pictures below from this fun filled launch day. Enjoy...
That's it till the 2nd launch post. Hope you enjoyed it as much as they did!