Saturday, May 16, 2009

Today was Rocket Club day. Dakota is inspecting his rocket to make sure it has enough wadding in it. The wadding helps to make sure that the parachute doesn't catch on fire from the explosion the motor makes when it is launched.

Attaching the wires to the igniter.

And it's off.

What goes up must come down.

Rocketing is a fun hobby for the whole family. Dakota and Dad build the rockets together. And I make parachutes for them. Then we go to Rocket Club every month to launch them. It's a great way to spend time together. Rocketry also teaches kids about things like safety, physics, aerodynamics, and how to work with your hands. My husband says this is a skill that has long been forgotten and most schools don't teach it any more. If you want to see how much fun this can be pack a lunch and come on down to Bridgewater on the third Saturday of the month. But you must beware....... Of the dreaded rocket eating tree.

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