Young Scientists Build and Launch Rockets

By KBJR News 1

October 20, 2012 Updated Oct 20, 2012 at 10:49 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland’s NewsCenter) --- Rockets, stars and space travel were on the minds of dozens of Young Scientists and budding engineers this afternoon.

About 25 kids, ages 8 to 12 built their own rockets during the rocketry workshop at the Duluth Children’s Museum.

Kids learned more about the physics that go into building a rocket.

Organizers say activities like today's set the young generation up for success.

"If we were just doing it in handing it to them, there wouldn't be that learning process that's occurring and that decision making, Peter Jacobsen, Director of Education said. “It's a lot of critical thinking and decision making that goes into it when they are doing it with their hands."

After the kids built their rockets, they launched them in the Children's Museum parking lot.

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