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DIY Rocketry (June 1-5 PM)

Newton's Attic

Monday, June 1, 2015 - Friday, June 5, 2015
Newton's Attic 4974 Old Versailles Road LexingtonKY  40510
Monday, June 1, 2015 - Friday, June 5, 2015
Newton's Attic 4974 Old Versailles Road LexingtonKY  40510

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What's Included

Who could imagine that, with the right know how, just about anyone could build a simple but high flying rocket from sugar, potassium nitrate and kitty litter? Well, that’s exactly what we’re going to do in this exciting and highly charged camp, as students learn how to construct what are known as sugar rockets. Using hand and power tools and common materials, each participant will construct two to three large rockets (much bigger and more complex than our paper rockets) and several engines so that multiple launches can be performed. Once the rockets are complete, the class will travel to the Life Adventure Center in Versailles to safely launch the rockets at their 600 acre facility. Students will learn about chemistry, basic rocket engine design, aerodynamics and simple tool use in this high soaring activity.

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Newton's Attic, a nonprofit founded in 1998 by Bill Cloyd, is dedicated to providing students with highly unusual educational experiences and providing STEM (Science Technology, Engineering Mathematics) educational resources to parents, students and teachers. Our mission is to stimulate interest in science and engineering through exciting hands-on projects, classes and summer camps.

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