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Special Saturday: It IS Rocket Science with PFEC

February 27 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

When: Saturday, February 27th beginning at 9am

Where: The Historic Trust YouTube channel and social media outlets;  no registration required

Cost: Free, courtesy of Presenting Sponsor Columbia Credit Union

-Activity kits available for pick-up at the The Historic Trust, 750 Anderson Street, Vancouver WA 98661, beginning February 22

Age: 12 and older, and younger learners with adult support

Explore the fun of aerospace engineering, rocket propulsion, and chemistry as you design, build, and test a rocket with common household items. You’ll experiment with size, shape, weight and balance to create your own bottle rocket. Once you’ve engineered your bottle rocket, you’ll experiment with chemistry to find the best mixture of liquid propulsion. Supplies for the activity are listed below or you can pick up a free kit. Contact-free pick-up will be located at the offices of The Historic Trust at 750 Anderson Street, Vancouver, WA 98661, beginning February 22. ALL participants will need to provide a plastic bottle with an approximately 1-inch wide opening, as well as baking soda and vinegar.

Supplies: Plastic bottle with approximately 1-inch wide opening, 3 chopsticks or unsharpened pencils, wine cork that fits snugly in the bottle opening, 12-inch piece of duct tape, baking soda, vinegar, facial tissue or paper napkin. Optional supplies: craft foam, card stock paper, tape, scissors

For more information contact: pearson@thehistorictrust.org

Special Saturday is generously sponsored by:

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February 27
9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Bethany Spitzer