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Requirements - Wrap Up

WOW!  That was FUN!  But it isn't over yet!  To make this a memory that the kids will really remember and take into the future, you should include in your planning some form of "wrap up" of the session.  Don't just send them all home with their rockets and move on to something else.  It is a wonderful conclusion if you can provide the students with everything that they will need to continue this activity long after the class has concluded.  It is a bit of extra effort, but it is very worthwhile and will be much appreciated by your students.

Such follow up can be very simple to very involved.  It is really up to you and your students.  Below are some examples of the types of things that you can do to enhance the experience for everyone involved.  Feel free to add other ideas to this list as this is just some ideas to get your creative juices flowing!

Here are some fun ideas to put a real cap-stone on your model rocketry activity!

  • If your session involved a guest speaker it is highly recommended that you have each of your students write them a thank you note to be mailed.   It is very enjoyable for the speaker to receive such thank you notes and will encourage them to come back in the future.
  • Provide a list of useful information to your students to tell them how they can continue this hobby on their own.  Such a list would include information such as:
    • Name and address of local hobby shops
    • Name and address of any local rocketry clubs
    • Information about the National Association of Rocketry (NAR)
    • Information (catalogs if possible) of model rocket kit manufacturers (there are many)
    • Web addresses to any or all of the above, as available
  • Ask the students if they would like another such program with more advanced rockets and plan accordingly
  • If there are no local clubs, ask the students if they would like to form their own club with you as their adult leader.  The NAR can provide a great deal of help in forming a club (section).
  • Plan other activities related to model rocketry such as a session on the space program, a test on what they learned in model rocketry, a field trip to a local museum or observatory.

As with "finishing" your model rocket, use your imagination to "wrap up" your model rocket activity!

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If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us directly.  Our goal is to help you be successful and to have fun with your group!  You can send inquires to:

FlisKits, Inc.
Education Dept
6 Jennifer Drive
Merrimack, NH 03054

or send us an email at:

sales@fliskits.com

 

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