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ISS Rocket Launch!

"The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork." Our 5th grade students engaged the psalmist's wonder through the study of the International Space Station (ISS) with Pastor Toby Kurth during Sessions III and IV. In Session III, they learned about the construction of the ISS and its modules, and gleaned inspiration for their upcoming hands-on project through the movie October Sky.

With their wonder and imagination stirred, Session IV was dedicated to the construction and launch of their rockets. Students were divided into three groups of five to six students and began to apply their received instruction. Their hard work culminated in the rocket launch in Precita Park on April 21.

Team 1's rocket "Taking Off" won Highest Altitude. "It was thrilling to time the rockets to measure how high they went and how long it took." -Cana McLean

Team 2's rocket "Star-Bred" won Best Looking Rocket. "It looked like a campfire going into space." - James Walker

Team 3's rocket "Kindergarten Playtime" won 2nd Highest Altitude and exploded on the 3rd round from increased air pressure. "It was really fun. I wasn't expecting it to go as high as it did with a manual pump." - Addison Barker

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