Sunday, March 28, 2010

Rocket Launcher

I continually find that I am surrounded by so many people that bless my life. My dad is one of those people. He drove down to surprise us all and hang out for a bit. Of course hanging out turned into project time. I always have something that I want to work on. This particular project seemed a bit more overwhelming, so I was happy to have my dad jump right in on making the rocket launcher. My inspiration came from my summer 2009 trip to Houston, TX. More specifically, Johnson Space Center (NASA). After a week long educators only workshop on how to include Math and Science activities, NASA style, into my teaching I came home with more ideas than I could implement. As this school year seems to be zooming past and my aviation/NASA unit coming up, I figured what better time than the present to get this project underway. So here are the details.

The Parts:

The Parts Expert:

The Supervisor:

The Finished Rocket Launcher:

$32.67 for Home Depot Rocket Launcher Parts
20 minutes of quality time with my dad and my son putting the parts together
2 trials with no major injuries (launching over 30 feet in the air!)
hours of future entertainment: PRICELESS!


  1. this looks like it was a blast. I would suggest it to my dad but knowing him someone would get hurt lol

  2. This is awesome! Looks like a good time was had by all.
    Heather @

  3. Your dad rocks! And I guess I know where u got your good looks and personality from (at least partially)? ME!!!! lol