Rocket Class at UMD

By KBJR News 1

October 29, 2011 Updated Oct 29, 2011 at 7:25 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) - Put on by the Duluth Children's Museum the Young Scientist's Rocketry Workshop taught attendees the basic of rocketry and even allowed them build and launch a real rocket.

The workshop is part of the museum's commitment to STEM - science, technology, engineering, and math - education and sparking children's curiosity in science and related fields.

Jeff Moss is with the Duluth Children's Museum and says they tried to make the workshop like real life...pushing the kids to work hard for the grand finale of the day.

"From the beginning we stressed that they were real engineers they had to pay attention to the process as we went through because their financial backers...otherwise known as their parents...were coming at the end of the day and they wanted an explanation of all the things they went through," said Moss.

For more information on programs offered at the Duluth Children's Museum check out http://www.duluthchildrensmuseum.org/.