Thursday, May 23, 2013
Hanahan Middle School eighth graders enjoyed a morning outside on April 26 for the fourth annual Rocket Day.
Berkeley County School Board Member Kent Murray and Berkeley County School District Science Coordinator Gina Boyd judged the rockets for appearance, aerodynamics, and stability. Students also had the opportunity to present their design to the judges.
Eighth grade science teachers Ted Thomas and Robert Talbert judged the launch of the rockets. Students worked in class in teams of three to build their water rockets out of empty soda bottles, tape, and card board. Students learned about aerospace engineering, engineering design, space flight, and how engineering can help solve real-world problems. Through collaboration and problem solving, students also had to take into consideration the weather and wind when making predictions about their rocket launch. Two launch pads launched 59 rockets and the eighth grade teachers celebrated another successful Rocket Day.