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November 13, 2017

Rocket Club!

Twenty-eight fifth through eighth grade students have embarked on a journey, along with Mr. Buzard and Mr. McCausey, that has taken them to the stars! Well, maybe not quite to the stars- but it has taken them high in the sky, towering over Renaissance Academy! These twenty-eight students are members of the Rocket Club on Wednesdays and have been working on assembling and launching rockets of various styles and difficulty levels.

After building 60+ pre-designed rockets as a class, our students have begun taking broken rockets, boosters, spare parts, and their imagination to create new rockets. In addition, a few students have helped to create a rocket out of nothing but used paper towel rolls, used toilet paper rolls, tape, and cardboard. It has been a lot of fun watching the students engineer their rockets and then send them to the sky!

Click here to view a highlight video of some of our launches.

Two students building rockets.

Building a level 2 rocket.

Student with rocket.

Nick building the fins on his rocket.

Student holding rocket.

Eddie with his rocket!

Teacher helping student with rocket.

Mr. McCausey offering some assistance.

Homemade rocket.

Our homemade rocket, built from cardboard.