YUMA, Ariz. – You might call them miniature rocket scientists. Fourth grade students from Alice Byrne Elementary launched their rockets with the help of a team from Yuma’s Civil Air Patrol and the San Luis Middle School Rocket Club.
Martha Palacios. a rocketeer from the San Luis club, says she feels the emotion every time they attempt a lift off. While they were out to help 4th grade students launch a smaller version of the rocket they use, in just two weeks her and her teammates will get a real test. They head to Washington D.C. for a national rocket launching competition.
Chris Jones, a 4th grade teacher at the elementary school, says it gives students the opportunity for some fun and hands-on learning. This project allows them to cover teaching criteria like assembly, flight, and electricity.