Hey, Camp Folks!
Rocketry aficionados are all in to plan, construct, and launch model rockets sky-high as it delivers an explosively good time, watching your work blast off into the deep blue! But it’s not all countdowns and exciting thrills! Rocketry requires focus, creativity, and sharp problem-solving skills.
Rocketry covers a variety of disciplines, including math and physics, and helps students to reach STEM educational objectives (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) at middle school and high school level. Let’s dive into a few major ways people exercise their brains with Rocketry.
Provides Hands-on Learning
You can’t go wrong with experiential learning. In fact, many people (myself included) learn best from DOING it themselves. Rocketry is certainly a hands-on kind of activity that has you actually draw out plans and build a functional model rocket.
More often than not, we think of fine arts like Music, Dance, Visual Art, and Writing when we think of activities that call for creativity. Building model rockets, however, calls for just as much creativity as all the aforementioned “artistic” activities. Building something is an incredibly creative task. And then you paint it afterward too!
Develops Problem Solving Skills
Practicing Rocketry will regularly challenge your mind and help you find new ways to view and solve problems. Sometimes, there’s only one solution. Other times there are many. You’ll likely feel unsure throughout the construction and run into a problem or two. But simply taking a moment and assessing your situation will lead you to a solution. The more you do it, the better you’ll get!
Of course, Rocketry can be found as an available program at many summer camps across the country. Look into the activities your camp offers or find a Rocketry class near you to test out your skills and see how much you enjoy it. Have fun out there and, as always, thanks for reading!