As Easy As Rocket Science

It’s a bird…..it’s a plane…..it’s a….rocket?!?!?!?! Science in the Parks is gearing up for a rocket themed Science Saturday with Ott Planetrium! A rocket is a cylindrical device that harnesses a controlled explosion to propel itself into the atmosphere (and even past Earth’s atmosphere and in to space!). To help you experience the awesomeness of a rocket launch, Science in the Parks and Ott Planetarium have put together another FREE grab-and-go science kit! The kits will be handed out at all of the Ogden School District Summer Food Service Program this Thursday, July 16th from 11-1 pm.

Waldo swimming in bubble rocket canisters.

Each kit will include three rocket designs (bubble rocket, rubber band rocket, balloon rocket) and two other experiments related to air and space (levitating ball and meteorite hunt). A printed booklet will be provided with pictures and instructions. Demonstration and instruction videos will also be posted on the Science in the Parks and Ott Planetarium websites. On July 18th, the Ott Planetarium will be hosting a virtual Science Saturday centered around rockets! There will be live rocket launch demonstrations on the Ott Planetarium Facebook Page so be sure to check throughout the day for different launches!

Here is the list of Summer Lunch Service locations:

Ben Lomond High
1080 9th Street

Bonneville Elementary
490 Gramercy Ave.

Heritage Elementary
373 S 150 W

James Madison Elementary
2563 Monroe Blvd.

Lincoln Elementary
550 E. Canfield Drive

New Bridge Elementary
2150 Jefferson Ave.

Odyssey Elementary
375 Goddard Street

Ogden High
2828 Harrison Blvd.

West Ogden Park
24th Street & E Ave.

All children under the age of 18 are eligible for the free lunch program with Ogden School District. The grab-and-go science kits are free to everyone, and will be handed out on a first come, first serve basis.

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