Last week Let's Build ran Stomp Rockets with Hillside 5th graders. Take a look at their work.
Building Rockets - making design choices between materials and length of rocket body.
Let's Build volunteer Barry S, leading the class.
Hybrid design - this 5th grader experimented with a hybrid rocket/airplane. She was designing specifically for our distance launcher and her design used the basic rocket body attached to paper airplane wings. Her theory was that this combination would maximize distance. And it worked!