Science Olympiad
National Coaches Clinic
I had the honor to be asked to be an Instructor for Bottle Rockets at the Science Olympiad National Coaches Clinic located in Hammond Indiana on October 4 and 5, 2002. I held 3 build and launch sessions on Friday. Sessions on Friday were held for Middle School students, High School students and Coaches. Saturday I held three class room sessions for Middle School Coaches and three classroom sessions for High School Coaches. In all 334 individuals attended my sessions from a total of 48 different states.

I had a great time!
This was my morning Middle School class on Friday. Due to bad weather many of the students were late or missed the first session, but we were able to get a break in the weather to launch their rockets.

Each school represented was asked to work in groups of 2 or 3 to complete a rocket that they would fly before the class was over.
Here we are launching our rockets. The rockets we built were backsliders that will deploy a parachute as the cone is pulled off during backslide. The kids had a great time and got to see their rockets fly.