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Participants fire water rockets during camp

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 | 6:12 p.m. CDT; updated 8:32 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Ibrahim Khaleel and his daughter Mabinah Khaleel teach students how to make water rockets during the first part of the week in preparation to launch solid fuel rockets Friday at the Columbia Area Career Center.

COLUMBIA — Students are learning to build solid fuel rockets at a rocket camp at the Columbia Area Career Center.

On the third day of camp Wednesday, students went outside to a nearby soccer field at Rock Bridge High School to fire water rockets.

The water rockets were made of 20-ounce soda bottles that were then partially filled with water, mounted on a launcher, pumped full of air and fired into space.

Ibrahim Khaleel, who teaches the camp, also teaches students about industrial technology and engineering during the school year at Oakland Junior High School.

The camp is part of a larger program at the center that features classes in welding, comic books, fashion, sign language and several other subjects for children ages 10 to 15.

 


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