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Idaho State University physics to offer Water Rocket Festival June 27- 28 at Tydeman Park

June 17, 2015
ISU Marketing and Communications

Idaho State University’s Department of Physics will offer a free rocket workshop at Tydeman Park, Eighth Avenue, Pocatello, on June 27 and 28 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 in a competition to see whose rocket travels the greatest distance, with water rocket launchers as prizes.

Participants will also be provided with instructions on how to build an inexpensive water rocket launcher powered by a bicycle pump.

If possible, participants should bring empty, clean, two-liter plastic pop bottles. This event will be in conjunction with the Pocatello Kiwanis Club 47th annual pancake and sausage breakfast fundraiser.

For more information please contact, Steve Shropshire, ISU professor of physics, at shrostev@isu.edu or 282-2212.


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