It Actually IS Rocket Science! (picture heavy)


 I now have three rocket scientists! My kiddos took a rocketry class today at the Evergreen Aviation Museum. They had such a great time. The boys were in the same class and Allyson was in the 7th through 12th grade class. We learned about the history of rockets (Jake piped up with "I'm Chinese!" when the instructor was talking about how the Chinese were the first to use gunpowder to fire their arrows), and the boys built their paper rockets to launch. 


We also had a great tour of part of the museum and sat in on a rocket launch in the control room which was brought in from Texas. 





Love this pic of Grant's crooked glasses and Jake's hand on Grant's ears. They do this all the time and walked around the museum together with their arms around each other's shoulders. These two are so close to each other. Love seeing it! 



They did have some pained expressions waiting for their turn. There were well over 100 homeschoolers there!

But they enjoyed their launch of the paper rockets. Okay, so they were quite disappointed to find out they weren't working with gunpowder! 



The boys launched both paper rockets twice. I tried my best to get it on video for them, but it didn't turn on great. I couldn't follow their rockets to well. 



These were the older kids rockets they built during the day. I forget what Allyson's is called. But she can tell you and can tell you all about it!


She was on team 2 which meant that she was supposed to be helping to measure the altitude of team 1's rockets. Ummm.......


There was a lot more socializing than gauging altitude!



READY.....


SET........


 LIFT OFF!




Great job, Allygirl! Perfect deployment!


The Kings  – (September 22, 2011 at 7:03 AM)  

Love Jake's pained expression. :)

Omi –   – (September 22, 2011 at 7:13 AM)  

I so enjoyed these pictures of all the grandchildren I MISS. These home-school kids are so deprived.
Please give them XOXOXOXOXOXO at least.

sidknee  – (September 22, 2011 at 10:42 AM)  

This is great stuff, looks like they are enjoying it.

Omi –   – (September 23, 2011 at 5:48 AM)  

Really neat, I came home from school and was able to see
the video of the boy's launch wanted to see Ally's too but it said "Unavailable". I'll try later. :(

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