Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Cub Scouts and Rockets Do Mix

Last night, my son's Cub Scout den flew bottle rockets.  The rockets use air pressure and water to launch.  A video is below.
I wish more kids had the opportunity, with or without the Cub Scouts, to do activities like this.  The materials are really cheap ($20 or so), the activity full engages students (and adults), and the students have experiences that will help them with their future learning.  Educational technology has to be more than just computers.

Plans for a simple launcher like the one I used can be found here.  A more advanced launcher, from NASA, can be found here.