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Carey Elementary School
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  • Build Your Own Rocket

    Posted by Tammy Wagner at 6/28/2017

    Summer is finally here!  What a great time to get outside and try some fun projects with your kids.

    Today, take a look at the first DIY project from Handy Dan the Junkyard Man and his sidekick robot Junkbot.  They're going to show you how to build your very own rocket using common items you probably have around your house.

    Just in time to celebrate the Fourth of July in style!

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    Build a Rocket | Fun Science Project

    Posted on Tue, Jun 13, 2017

    Here's a super fun project you can make this weekend!  Handy Dan the Junkyard Man and his sidekick Junkbot will show you how you can turn some common household items into an awesome rocket.  Watch this video to learn how to blast off into the atmosphere in no time!

     


    Watch this video to learn how to make your very own rocket with Handy Dan and Junkbot!


    Step 1: Gather your supplies

    You need just a few common items to make your rocket, many of which you probably already have:

    • 2-liter plastic soda bottle
    • Baking soda
    • 4 un-sharpened pencils
    • Duct tape
    • A cork (wide enough to fit in the mouth of the 2-liter soda bottle)
    • Paper towel
    • A funnel
    • Scissors
    • Vinegar

    Step 2: Add legs to the rocket body

    The first thing to do once you have your ingredients ready is add "legs" to the soda bottle.  The bottle will act as the body tube of the rocket and the pencils as its launch supports.

    Build your own rocket - add the legs  |  Handy Dan the Junkyard Man

    Cut 4 pieces of duct tape, each approximately 2" long, and stick them around the soda bottle, eraser-side facing the mouth of the bottle.  Space the pencils evenly around the bottle.

    Build your own rocket - secure the legs  |  Handy Dan the Junkyard Man

    This will serve as the launching structure of the rocket, so make sure your bottle stands straight up and down.  Make sure all the erasers are touching the ground.  If it's crooked, it will launch on angle!

    Build your own rocket - secure using tape  |  Handy Dan the Junkyard Man

    Once you have the pencils spaced and adjusted so the bottle is straight and stable, secure them in place with a long piece of duct tape wrapped around the entire bottle.  Use your sharp scissors to cut the tape.

    Step 3: Prepare the rocket fuel

    We're now going to create the propulsion for the rocket.  These are the chemicals that, when they react, will give us the explosive power we need to get our rocket off the ground!

    Build your own rocket - pour baking soda |  Handy Dan the Junkyard Man

    First, tear off a piece of paper towel.  Using your scissors, cut it into a square, approximately 4" x 4".  Then, pour some baking soda into the middle of it.  A small pile will do.  This may take some experimentation to get the right amount, but that's half the fun!

    Build your own rocket - fold up your fuel packet  |  Handy Dan the Junkyard Man

    Now, fold the paper towel into a little packet.  Fold the top and bottom sides in, then the left and right sides, like a little envelope.  Then, using a very small piece of duct tape, secure the packet closed.

    Now to add the liquid part of our fuel!  Turn the rocket upside-down so the bottle opening it pointing upwards.  Using the funnel, fill the bottle about half-way with vinegar.

    Step 4: Blast off!

    NOTE:  Always do this experiment outside! The rocket will fly high into the air and create a big mess.  Never do this indoors!

    Build your own rocket - position the fuel packet  |  Handy Dan the Junkyard Man

    Wedge the packet of baking soda into the mouth of the bottle.  Don't push it all the way through...yet.  Get your cork ready, becasue when you push the packet into the vinegar, the countdown will begin!

    Build your own rocket - turn the rocket upside down  |  Handy Dan the Junkyard Man

    Once you're absolutely ready for launch, push the baking soda packet into the bottle and quickly stuff the cork in the bottle so its nice and tight.  Flip the bottle upside down...and wait.

    It can take up to 30 seconds for the vinegar to soak through the packet completely and for the chemical reaction to begin, but once it does....

    Build your own rocket - blast off!  Handy Dan the Junkyard Man

    Blast off!!


    Now that you've built your very own rocket, experiment with it!  Try different amounts of baking soda and vinegar to get the perfect ratio for your jet fuel and see how high you can get it to go!

    It's so much fun to build your own rocket!  Handy Dan the Junkyard Man

    Check back again for even more do-it-yourself projects from Handy Dan the Junkyard Man and Mobile Ed Productions!

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  • June is National Safety Month

    Posted by Tammy Wagner at 6/26/2017

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    Join NSC and thousands of organizations across the country as we work to raise awareness of what it takes to Keep Each Other Safe. Observed annually in June, National Safety Month focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road and in our homes and communities.

    Find more resources by clicking on the link below.

    June is National Safety Month

    Make Summer Safe for Kids

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  • New Lunch Payment System

    Posted by Tammy Wagner at 6/21/2017
    All parent payments are now to be routed through the PayForIt (Payschools) portal.
     
    It is live and working.  Every 2 hours the payments will sync and be applied to DASL and Meals Plus Automatically.
     
    Parent's are still responsible for the 3.5% convenience charge if they pay online, but now we can accept credit cards in person through the PASS screen without an additional credit card fee. 
     
    Parent documentation has been made and is currently available on the website under:
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