POWER UP YOUR SCIENCE LESSONS WITH ROCKET SCIENCE
You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to bring rocketry to your kids.
You can do it with the help of Jack & Kathy Colpas!
The information on this page is from Jack & Kathy Colpas, co-directors of the National Rocketry Competition: Helping Kids Reach for The Stars
“The aim of the Helping Kids Reach for the Stars program is to give kids the exciting opportunity to build and launch a solid-fuel powered model rocket. This will generate an interest in learning and foster a greater understanding of the challenges faced by scientists in achieving their goals. We are honored to be affiliated with the Christa McAuliffe Challenger Center.”
(Photo by Kathy Colpas)
We want all schools, scouts and youth groups to get their kids involved in rocketry.
Where to Buy Rocket Kits?
A. Purchase rocketry supplies from The Rocketman Web Site. Go to www.TheRocketman.net, and then click on “Shop.” The prices shown are 20% off Estes, Quest and Custom rockets. Registration is included at no additional cost.
B. Purchase rocketry supplies elsewhere and pay for Group Registration (12 to 50 competitors = $25.00 / 51 or more competitors = $50.00) plus Individual Registration = $1.00 per competitor. Information can be found on the Rocketman Website.
Note: Rockets can be built from scratch (Details are in the Competition Rules) – HOWEVER—for safety sake, the engines must be purchased.
|Physics For Every Kids has fun, easy to understand physics investigations, including a balloon rocket.
Why do rockets fly?
Rockets do not fly because their exhaust pushes against the ground. If this were true, how would you explain second stage rockets that fire after the rocket is airborne?These questions and many more are answered in other rocket articles on this web page. Check out the related posts listed below. Also, use the search to find other rocket posts.