Project READ's Virtual Book Club (LBL): Space Cows by Eric Seltzer
Welcome back! This week we are reading the book, Space Cows by Eric Seltzer. Then we are diving into a space craft project ourselves. Enjoy!
Straw Rockets: This is a fun exploration of air and
the force of our breath. Experiment with modifying
the nose cone to make the rocket fly further.
Post It Notes
Post-it (easy method):
Roll a Post-it around the end of a straw and self-seal it shut.
Fold the end into a point.
Cut a square from the paper template, or cut out your own
square, roughly 3” x 3” (7.5 cm x 7.5 cm).
Tape it loosely around the end of a straw.
Bend the tip into a point and tape shut.
Cut out a small circle (shown in image to the right).
Cut a slit across the radius, stopping in the middle.
Twist the circle into a cone.
Tape in place
Tape to the rolled paper.
Make different sizes or noses and test out which straw
rocket goes the furthest.