Monday, April 9, 2018

EDGECOMB EDDY SCHOOL STOMP ROCKETS


Results of launches for height and distance in process.
Unfortunately, the wind made the results not reliable. The rockets did launch well and achieve good height and distance.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

University of Minnesotas Sets Guinness World Record with Alka-Seltzer-fueled Rocket

The U’s rocket team designed and built a rocket that blasted 430 feet in the air with the help of 100 ground-up Alka-Seltzer tablets.




http://www.northwestern.edu/magazine/spring2018/campuslife/how-to-build-an-alka-selzter-rocket.html

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

INSTRUCTABLES FOUR ROCKET CLASS LESSONS

Instructables offers an excellent 4 class session including theory and very practical instructions on rocketry from stomp rockets to engine rockets. To quote them:

This class is aimed at the budding rocket enthusiast, and aims to keep things accessible by using mostly household items to create our own rockets. The class culminates with making and launching a solid fuel rocket, capable of achieving altitudes that would make any astronaut dizzy.

Strap in, Cadet, we're about to shoot for the stars!
http://www.instructables.com/class/Rockets-Class/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email

Monday, June 12, 2017

NASA FOR ROCKETEERS

For more fun with rockets, join the NASA Kids Club. There are games, information about the space station, links to other NASA sites and lots of other fun and informative activities.

https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html

Friday, August 19, 2016

MAINE SCHOOL SCIENCE VOLUNTEERS' SITE


Maine School Science Volunteers (MSSV) recruits volunteers from the available pool of scientific professionals in the areas where they want to work and after a period of working with an experienced volunteer, places them in one of the science based programs sponsored by MSSV.

 The program was originally based on volunteer participation in regular science classes. In this roll the volunteers offer a variety of benefits to the classroom.  Their advanced training in science often gives them insight into the scientific material being presented in the class programs. Volunteers can provide classroom demonstrations or experiments otherwise difficult or impossible to carry out without additional classroom assistance. As mature professionals, they may also reinforce the claim that mastery of the scientific material can lead to rewarding careers. Finally, the presence of an extra adult in the classroom who is very familiar with the subject material multiplies the attention that can be given to each student during the class session.

 A new type of activity has been successfully implemented in several school districts. This activity is science clubs which generally meet after school. These programs are sponsored by the school and require the participation of a regular faculty member of the school. They generally meet every month for a couple of hours and offer a combination of theory along with hands-on activities and experiments. A number of science club presentations have been prepared and presented to the clubs with more being generated each year. A list of the present subjects is provided in the section of this web site titled “classroom modules”.
  
The volunteers are provided by MSSV without charge to the schools.

 Working arrangements which may fit the needs of the teacher or volunteer are:

 A volunteer may meet on a regular basis with one or more science teachers for one or more classes. Some of our volunteers have been working with the same teacher for several years on a regular scheduled basis one or more times per week.

 One can arrange for a volunteer to assist in classes for a particular subject at an appropriate time during the school year. Several MSSV volunteers assist in the teaching of electricity and magnetism, for example.

Volunteers with specialized knowledge can present classes on their specialty at the time when the teacher is covering this material. Volunteers with experience, and in most cases, advanced degrees in certain fields, can be scheduled for assistance in their area of specialization.

At the very least the volunteers provide an extra person to assist in the science classroom, but in addition they have working knowledge and professional background that can enhance the classroom experience.

The relationship of the volunteer to the classes and the teachers is rather open-ended. It is hoped that the individual teachers and their assigned volunteers will work out an arrangement which complements the needs of the classroom and the ability and interest of the volunteer. 

The program has received financial support from several business organization and professional societies.  The program receives technical support from the founding organization at Northeastern University in Boston although we are now an independent Maine-based non-profit corporation.

MSSV is continually searching for additional volunteers. We need people with a strong background and experiences in some scientific area and the ability to schedule a few hours a month during and after school hours.

                                                                                                           

                                                            Contact Info:

Anyone wishing to participate as a volunteer, to request the services of a volunteer, or to provide needed financial support is invited to contact MSSV.

Winnie Chan (President)  CHANJAW@comcast.net  phone: (207) 833-6184 or:


Ellen Bennett (Volunteer Recruiting)  ellenb@earlham.edu  phone: (207) 721-9575


For information about MSSV activities see:http://maineschoolsciencevolunteers.blogspot.com/

Friday, July 22, 2016

WILLIAMS-CONE STEAM CAMP STOMP ROCKETS

DATA FROM THREE FLIGHTS

          NAME  FEET
ADDISON 65
AIDEN 75
ANNA 60
AVA 75
BROOLYN 84
DECOSTA 87
EMMA 58
EVAN 83
FALON 60
FIONA 84
GAGE 123
HOLLEY 70
LIAM 87
HUNTER  63
LEXI 84
JASON 53
MAGGIE 73
MARRISSA 93
NELLE 60
MIRA 119
NOVELLE 73
RINEAR 75
SEAN/SHAN 115
TAYLOR 57
TREY 81
TRISTON 63
WYATT 78
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