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The Sky is the Limit

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In the spirit of exploration and discovery surrounding this week’s solar eclipse, the young scientists in Ms. Donovan’s class, along with their special guests from Bay Shore, embarked on an exhilarating journey into the world of aerospace engineering during Environmental Education Day.

Armed with creativity and curiosity, the students took on the challenge of designing and constructing their very own model rockets. Using a variety of materials, they put their imaginations to work, envisioning rockets that could soar beyond the bounds of Earth’s gravity and across the Woodhull School gym.

With guidance from their teachers and support from their peers, the students dove into the scientific principles underlying their project. They delved into Newton’s second law of motion, exploring the relationship between force, mass and acceleration (F = ma). Through hands-on experimentation and collaborative problem-solving, they applied these theories to optimize the performance of their rockets.

The goal was to achieve the ultimate launch, one that would propel their rockets skyward and outward with precision and style. As they eagerly awaited the countdown to launch, anticipation filled the gym, mingling with the excitement of scientific discovery.

Cheers erupted as the rockets took flight a second and third time with greater success than their initial launches, soaring in the air from one side of the gym to the other. It was a testament to the hard work, ingenuity and teamwork of our young scientists, who proved that with determination and a spirit of exploration, the sky is truly the limit.

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Date Added: 4/11/2024