Captain Bob's Rockets & Robots Adventure

April 18, 2017

Did you ever want to take a trip to the moon or adventure across the sands of Mars?

Grades K - 6 have recently had a visit from Captain Bob, an expert in the field of rockets, space, and robots. He showed us some model rockets and explained to us how a rocket is able to take us to the moon. The students were thrilled when our visitor unveiled two rockets he had constructed. They were exact replicas of the real thing, except for their size of course. He carefully demonstrated how the rocket is divided into different sections, each with its own fuel supply. Once the fuel runs out, the unit will separate from the rest of the rocket. This enables the rocket to have enough fuel to travel as far as the Moon.

Captain Bob also told the students how hot air balloons float up to the sky. He used two bags and a hair dryer and showed how the hot air makes the bags rise. The students were in awe when they observed the bags rise up to the ceiling with no effort at all. Sadly, what goes up must come down. Now we know how hot air balloons manage to stay in the sky.

For the second year in a row, we enjoyed an informative visit from Captain Bob. Who knows, with this inspiration, one of our students may be the first person to set foot on Mars!

- Mr. Gary Joseph, 4th grade teacher

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