Events

May 31, 2013

Elementary school children soar to new heights

Col. Robert Weaver, 412th Maintenance Group commander, launches the rocket named “Making Sparks Fly” during the 1st Annual Edwards Intermediate Space Challenge held at Branch Elementary School May 23.  The rocket was made by a team of fifth graders. The event was the result of a collaborative effort between the Muroc School District and the 412th Test Wing. Twelve teams consisting of 4th, 5th and 6th graders participated in the challenge.

Future aerospace engineers and rocket scientists gathered May 23 at Branch Elementary for the 1st Annual Edwards Intermediate Space Challenge. The rocket launch contest featured 12 teams consisting of 4th, 5th and 6th graders who put their ingenuity to the test to compete in six categories.

The event was a collaborative effort with the Muroc School District and the 412th Test Wing. Sixth grade teacher Kim Cantrell and 412th Test Wing Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Outreach Director Mickey Bowen were instrumental in making the event happen.

Awards:

Highest Altitude – 4th Grade Team #4 – Mrs. O’s Super Stars (Mrs. Olsen) “Soaring with Might” (484 ft.)

Best Overall Trophy Award – 4th Grade Team #4 – Mrs. O’s Super Stars (Mrs. Olsen) “Soaring with Might”

 

First Place for “Best Rocket Integration (by grade level)

4th Grade Team # 1 -The Fireballs (Mrs. Bower) “We Bring the Firepower”

5th Grade Team # 7 – Flying Tacos (Mr. Wilson) “It’s Taco Time”

6th Grade Team # 11 – T.N.T. Total Nuclear Terrors (Mrs. Piper) “Here Comes the Boom”

 

First Place for “Most Spirited” (by grade level)

4th Grade Team # 2 – The 33 Rocketeers (Mrs. Hood) “Higher Than the Heavens”

4th Grade Team # 4 – Mrs. O’s Super Stars (Mrs. Olsen) “Soaring with Might”

5th Grade Team # 5 – Desert Bandits (Mrs. Mccormack) “Taking Over Space”

6th Grade Team # 12 – The Phenomenoms (Mr. Ragan) “We Strike Twice”

 

Onlookers watch a rocket soar into the “stratosphere” during the 1st Annual
Edwards Intermediate Space Challenge held at Branch Elementary. Twelve
teams competed for six awards including “Highest Altitude.”

First Place for “Most Creative Banner Design” (by grade level)

4th Grade Team # 2 – The 33 Rocketeers (Mrs. Hood) “Higher Than the Heavens”

5th Grade Team # 7 – Flying Tacos (Mr. Wilson) “It’s Taco Time”

6th Grade Team #10 – The Titans (Mrs. Cantrell) “We’ll Keep Flying to the End”

 

Participants:

Fourth Grade Teams

Team # 1. The Fireballs (Mrs. Bower) “We Bring The Firepower”

Team # 2. The 33 Rocketeers (Mrs. Hood) “Higher Than The Heavens”

Team # 3. Myers’ Flyers (Mrs. Myers) “We Fly Sky High”

Team #4. Mrs. O’s Super Stars (Mrs. Olsen) “Soaring With Might”

 

Fifth Grade Teams

Team # 5. Desert Bandits (Mrs. Mccormack) “Taking Over Space”

Team # 6. Flying Sparks (Mrs. Sparks) “Making Sparks Fly”

Team # 7. Flying Tacos (Mr. Wilson) “It’s Taco Time”

Team # 8. Skymasters (Mrs. R. Wilson) “The Sky’s The Limit With Skymasters”

 

Sixth Grade Teams

Team # 9. Intergalactic Flyers (Mr. Caldwell) “Flying To Infinity”

Team #10. The Titans (Mrs. Cantrell) “We’ll Keep Flying To The End”

Team #11. T.N.T. Total Nuclear Terrors (Mrs. Piper) “Here Comes The Boom”

Team #12. The Phenomenoms (Mr. Ragan) “We Strike Twice”

 

Twelve teams consisting of 4th, 5th and 6th graders put their collective
heads together to build rockets for the 1st Annual Edwards Intermediate
Space Challenge.

 

 




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