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Area students have blast at BPC's annual rocket event

By LeAnn Scott

On Oct. 8, Brewton-Parker College's Math and Science Division hosted its fourth annual Saturday Science Rocket Blast, in conjunction with the Heart of Georgia Youth Science and Technology Center.

Professors in Brewton-Parker College's Math and Science Division, staff from the Heart of Georgia Youth Science and Technology Center, BPC Freshman Seminar students and attendees of the fourth annual Rocket Fun Science Saturday event at Brewton-Parker College on Oct. 8 watch the launches of some of the rockets built during the morning. (BPC Photo by Amber Swartzlander)

Rockets were constructed in the Morgan-Moses Math and Science Center. Rockets were then launched on the Moses Soccer Field.

During the Rocket Blast, 29 area fourth- through sixth-graders participated in hands-on rocket activities with safe and fun materials. Students built their own rockets and launched them with the help of certified teachers.

While putting together their own rockets, students had the help of Brewton-Parker students from Prof. Forrest Rich's Freshman Seminar class, Dr. Chris Jones' Chemistry class, and other volunteer Education majors.

When launch time came, the children were anticipating watching rockets that they had made go flying through the air. Even one of the college students, Tom Zuniga, could not wait by saying, “It will be rewarding to see those rockets fly.”

After they had launched all of the rockets that the children had made, they launched three big rockets that the Freshman Seminar class had put together.

Jones said right before one was being launched, “This rocket was made by college students. It should be awesome,” and, “We hope that this rocket will go so far into space that the satellites will be able to detect it.”

It proved to be a fun and enjoyable day for all who participated in the Rocket Blast.

The Math and Science Division's next event is the Math and Science Festival on Nov. 12 from 10 a.m.-noon. This event is free to participants and will include math games and science demonstrations.

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Updated on: April 15, 2010 8:26 PM