Astronauts Blast Off!

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Westside School Astronauts Blast Off!

In the Astronaut Training enrichment classes, the students have been exploring Newton’s laws of motion and flight physics. Last week they put those ideas into action, launching off different types of rockets! The 101 class decorated and set off water bottle rockets using a bicycle pump, then watched as the rockets soared to fantastic heights over the school. The 201 class explored acid-base reactions before launching film canister rockets fueled by Alka-seltzer tablets. The astronauts enjoyed launch after fizzy launch, and shared lots of laughs. This activity was tons of fun, and a great opportunity for hands-on physics!