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Rocket Blast Off! 5 day

Rocket Blast Off! 5 day more info...
Location: University of Minnesota Youth Programs
Dates: Monday, July 09, 2018 - Friday, July 13, 2018details
Grades: Gr 1 - Gr 3
Section #: U OF M079
Registration closes: Monday, July 09, 2018


For participants in the Kid's University summer programs at the U of M
Name: University of Minnesota Youth Programs
Phone: 612-625-2242

3-2-1 Blast Off! This action packed week focuses solely on rockets and rocket flight. Learn about model rocket design, building, aerodynamics, propulsion, launching, safety, recovery, and repair. Take part in daily launches. Take home your own rockets and an abundance of model rocket knowledge. This Mad Science camp is a blast for boys and girls alike.
Astronaut Training
Children use their newly acquired knowledge to build an aerodynamic paper rocket that blasts off the end of a straw, a fizzler rocket that is powered by a chemical reaction, and a stomp rocket that is powered by air pressure. They also learn some of the h
Go For Launch!
Children experiment with rocket transportation and payloads. They also prepare and launch a two-stage rocket. They discover the aerodynamics of a souped-up soda bottle rocket that flies over 100 feet high on air pressure. Children learn how to measure the
Mission Control
Children learn what makes a rocket stable while investigating problems and finding solutions for successful model rocketry. They learn why the center of balance and the center of pressure are so important in keeping their rockets on a safe path. Children
Mission Recovery
Did you know that there are eight different ways to recover your rockets, and bring them safely back to Earth? This camp day focuses not only on recovery systems, but also rocket engines and other propellants. Most model rockets can use a range of engine
Rocket Scientists
Young rocket scientists scratch-build a real model rocket using a sturdy paper towel tube for a body, a plastic egg for a nose and payload bay, pipe insulation for an engine mount, a soda straw for a launch lug, and a plastic bag and crochet thread for a
Scheduled DateTime
Monday, July 09, 20189:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday, July 10, 20189:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday, July 11, 20189:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday, July 12, 20189:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday, July 13, 20189:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Please specify the 'Dismissal Options' to let us know where to direct your child after the class