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Idaho State University physics to offer water rocket festival June 22-23

Posted June 14, 2013

Students and faculty of the Idaho State University Department of Physics will offer a free water rocket workshop in Tydeman Park at Eighth Avenue and East Young Street in Pocatello from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on June 22 and 23.

Each day materials will be provided to the first 100 teens 16 and younger to construct one water rocket apiece.  ISU students will assist in rocket construction, and provide simple demonstrations of the physics involved in making a good rocket. 

Participants will keep the rocket they construct, and compete in a competition to see whose rocket travels the greatest distance.  Participants will also be provided with instructions on how to build an inexpensive water rocket launcher powered by a bicycle pump. 

 This event will be in conjunction with the Pocatello Kiwanis Club 46th annual pancake and sausage breakfast fundraiser. 

For more information, contact Professor Steve Shropshire at shrostev@isu.edu or 282-2212.

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