Could today be THE day?
Yes, today would be Launch Day!!!
After days of waiting, excitement filled the air.
Bethany and Elijah grasped their rocket as well as the alka seltzer tablet and ran outside, shoving feet in boots, arms in jackets along the way.
Siblings and parents trailed behind.
Before I even arrived on the scene with camera in hand, they had the launchpad set up and daddy was taking group pictures with his phone.
|Group photo before launching - everyone looking into the sun - nice. (Yes, they are in their PJ's - don't judge)|
10, 9, 8, 7.... would it work? 6, 5, 4.... would the gases produced by mixing the tablet with water be enough? 3, 2, 1!
|Waiting w/baited breath...|
|I wasn't fast enough to get the rocket soaring, but I did snap this shot of the|
lid and tablet that were left behind.
Science experiment success! The rocket soared. I'm sure it flew a whole...... 2 feet off the ground. :-)
Much to our surprise, the rocket itself was unharmed by the flight. I see many more rocket launches in our future.
Just one of the multitude of reasons we enjoy homeschooling! A family event rolled into learning - life as we know it.