ADA, OK--When it comes to learning, the sky is the limit for a group of students in Ada. Today students at the Chickasaw nation space and aviation camp got a little hands-on learning as they tested out their science projects.
"When I shot my rocket it didn’t go that far up because it was heavy. It just shot to the ground" said Dawkins
"The less water you have, the more pressure and the higher it will go" said Brown.
Students have been working all week on building and decorating their water rockets.
"We used cardboard for the fins and two bottles for body of the rocket" said Cooke.
"The name of it is Rainbow Rockets because it’s different colors" said Brown.
Over 30 students ages 10 to 18 came from all over the country to participate in the weeklong camp where they learned all about space. The theme for this year’s camp was “Beyond the Future and Back”.
"Emphasis was placed on robotics and technology in the space industry. In the past we've done history of aviation and every year we come up with a new theme to direct our teaching content and the kids just absolutely love it" said Chatfield.
Organizers say it’s a great way to keep kids excited about learning and gives them an opportunity to explore their options in the space and aviation field.
"You may not be an astronaut but you could be. There are many other areas to support space flight and so it gives them another idea of what possibilities are out there for them" said John.
"I’m basically interested in all types of aviation. I pretty much just like it all” said Cooke.
"It’s just really fun and every time I come I have a blast" said Brown.