The field trip to the Navy Museum was wonderful. The program was called
the Straw Rocket Program. There was a young woman who took charge of the class lecturing, demonstrating and even demanding good behavior. We had 21 students. There were all kinds of prepared parts and materials so the students could put a rocket together with a straw, paper fins, clay nose cone, and clear tape to hold it all together. And then she had them do a test firing in the main Hall of the Museum, go back to the work shop, change the rocket. and go bock to a final firing of each rocket. A boy and a girl were given a prize for the longest flight of their rockets. Both Ms Trowell and I were really impressed and pleased that it came out so well. I am sure that the students had a good time and probably will remember it for a long while . They might even have gotten a life lesson out of it.