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Idaho State University Physics to offer Water Rocket Festival June 28-29

Posted June 16, 2014

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 on June 28 and 29 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Materials will be provided to the first 100 teens 16 and younger each day 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 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. If possible, please bring empty, clean, two-liter plastic pop bottles. This event will be in conjunction with the Pocatello Kiwanis Club’s 46th annual pancake and sausage breakfast fundraiser.

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