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This blog serves three purposes:

1. To have a place to 'jot down' the day to day happenings in our homeschool for our support teacher to see, in hopes that some of the things we do will fit nicely into the provincial learning outcomes.

2. To keep my family up to date on what we're 'up to'.

3. To glorify God.

So on that note, come on in!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Rocketry Class

A few weeks ago Joshua had the opportunity to take a Rocketry Class. He was super excited to take this class with his best friend. They spent the first two days learning about rockets and building their own rockets. Then the Grand Finale was the third day, Launch Day.
Our first attempt at Launch Day ended up being called off because it started snowing sideways while the kids were getting everything set up. The launch day was postponed to Saturday which meant that we were able to attend as a family. It was really exciting to watch all the rockets being launched and the instructor brought and launched some larger and more complex rockets too.
 Joshua assembled and painted both of these rockets!

Launch Day
Ready to launch the little rocket
 5..4..3..2..1..Blast Off!
Time for the Instructor's Big Rocket

Now for Joshua's 2 Stage Rocket - If all goes well, the second stage will come down with a parachute.
Video Footage of the Launch (Note: It is very hard to track a moving rocket with a video camera!)

Floating down to the ground

A successful launch day!

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