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ISU physics department to offer water rocket festival June 23-24

June 12, 2018

POCATELLO –There will be a free water rocket workshop for teens put on by Idaho State University’s physics department from 10 a.m. to noon on June 23 and 24 at Tydeman Park in Pocatello.

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. 

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

Tydeman Park is located at Eight Avenue and East Young Street.

For more information, contact Steve Shropshire, ISU physics professor, at or 208-282-2212.


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