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Blasting off into rocket science

Posted: Wednesday, March 07, 2001

Morgan Gibb, 8, left, and Megan Hardy, 9, assemble the nose cone pieces of the construction paper rocket ships they assembled in Jason Daniels' third grade class at Kalifornsky Elementary School last week.

The class was led by Kenai Peninsula College student teacher Keith Doroff, using technology borrowed from the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska in Kenai. The rockets, built to exacting specifications, were to have been launched the next day using compressed air, which required that they be securely taped and air tight. Doroff said he has launched similar rockets over 100 feet in the sky and over 100 yards downrange.

 

Keith Doroff, a student teacher from KPC, last week shows students in Jason Daniels' third-grade class at Kalifornsky Elementary School how to form the nose cones they will later attach to rocket bodies they have already built. Watching the procedure is Micheal Morris, 10.

Photo by Jay Barrett

 

 

 



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