POCATELLO — There will be a free water rocket workshop for teenagers put on by students and faculty from the Idaho State University Department of Physics from 10 a.m. to noon on June 29 and 30 at Tydeman Park in Pocatello.
Materials will be provided to the first 100 teens who are ages 16 and younger each day to construct one water rocket apiece. Idaho State University students will assist in rocket construction and provide simple demonstrations of the physics involved in making a good rocket.
Participants will each keep the rocket that they construct and compete in a competition to see whose rocket travels the greatest distance, with water rocket launchers as prizes for the contest. Participants will also be provided with instructions on how to they can build an inexpensive water rocket launcher powered by using a bicycle pump.
This scheduled event will be in conjunction with the Pocatello Kiwanis Club’s 52nd annual pancake and sausage breakfast fundraiser, which runs from 7:30 a.m. to noon both days.
Tydeman Park is located at North Eighth Avenue and East Young Street in Pocatello.
For additional information about the scheduled water rockets workshop, contact Steve Shropshire, ISU physics professor, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 208-282-2212.