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SLES Launches New Rocketry Program

February 15, 2017
By Webmaster

SLES is excited to announce the “launch” of its new rocketry program for students in grades 4 through 8. The afterschool club will expose participants to concepts including an introduction to physics, flight trajectory forecasting, and atmospheric analysis, while giving students the opportunity to put scientific principles to work in an exciting, hands-on curriculum. 

The program began with the successful test launch of five rockets. The young scientists are now building their own rockets in the school’s iLab, an innovative STEM space built last year. Each team will build a different type of rocket, encouraging students to explore how construction of various elements such as fin design impacts flight.