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annual rocket event
Area students have blast at BPC's annual rocket
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
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 proved to be a fun and enjoyable day for all who participated in the Rocket
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.