Science Enrichment Blasts Off at SJHS!

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Mon, 10/25/2010 - 17:00

A few weeks ago, Mr. Sam Dahl’s science enrichment class started an unusual and exciting project: rockets. According to Alexandria Sorenson, a seventh grader at SJHS, students got to decorate rockets, build them with a team, and launch them in the field. Some students, including Alexandria, decided to name their rockets.

According to Mr. Dahl, science enrichment is a class where students get to explore science in more depth than they do in regular science classes. “The rockets were really mostly for fun,” said Mr. Dahl, “but I think we learned a lot about the history of space travel along the way.”

The activity was a big success, and, according to Garrett Carr, another seventh grader, his group’s rocket went the highest in his class. “It made a hole half an inch deep in the road, and it was made of only paper!” Garrett said.

According to Mr. Dahl, this is the first time science enrichment has fired off rockets at Springville Junior High. “I plan to do it again next semester and hopefully each year after that.” It’s safe to say that the rocket assignment was a blast.

Amanda Ripley, SJHS Staff Writer