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Flight of the Star Struck

by Ella, Katheryn, Alex, Brock
Feb 2019

Feb 4,2019

Dear Mr, Phillips,

Thank you so much for helping my class and I build rockets and see if they work. I had such a great time. I would like to thank you for taking time out of your day to come do rockets with us. I appreciate all you taught us.

I learned about the fact that you have to make sure the weight is balanced. I also discovered that they don?t always work. Once it does not work it is important to find out what went wrong.The last thing I learned was that there is a special way to fold your parachute so that it comes out right. I wonder what went wrong with the remote control on the first day because I was not there on the second day.

I had so much fun doing rockets with you. It was sad when my teams rocket broke in half. I wonder why it happened. This rockets activity was one of my favorite ones all year. Thank you so much for coming to do the rockets. Thank you!



February 18, 2019

Dear Mr. Phillips,

Thank you for teaching my class and I about rockets, and how they work. I appreciate that you took the time out of your day to teaching Hopi 5th graders. You spent your to teach us about rockets, and for that I would like to say thank you.

I have on older sister who went to Hopi, so she has done the rocket launch. She had always told me that it was one of her favorite things. So, when I said that I had missed the first lunch, she felt sorry for me. But luckily there was a second try.

I learned that the amount of wadding that you use, can make or break your rocket. I was the Mission Specialist, so I made sure that everything was balanced and weighed correctly, There was so much to learn!

Once again, I would like to thank you for teaching my class and I about rockets, and how they work. I appreciate that you took the time out of your day to teaching Hopi 5th graders. For this I would like to say thank you.




Dear Mr. Phillips,

I am writing to thank you for teaching me and my class about rockets and how they work.I appreciate all the time and money you put preparing the rockets. I want to especially say thank you to you for taking an extra day with my class because our launched failed the first time. THat was very generous of you.

I learned was that the moisture in the air can affect the rockets. Another thing that I really liked was that on the first day it failed and we got to learn more about the failure (thanks for not quitting on us!). The best thing was that it worked the second day. I learned that the egg was very sensitive and broke on us because of a hard hit and our rocket came apart. We learned that we needed top> be more precise.A few things I would like to know is how fast was the wind that day? What company made the rockets? Where did you go to school? What else could we use for a payload?

Thank you for all your time and if you could answer my questions it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!



Feb. 13, 2019

Dear Mr. Phillips,

Our class came to Arcadia High School on Feb. 4, 2019. You let us launch model rockets and taught us about how they work. I appreciate you volunteering to welcome us and let us build and launch model rockets. Thank you.

Thank you for taking the time to inform us about model rockets and how they work. It made me think about how interesting rocket launch experiments are. I really liked that you taught us how many components of the rocket make the rocket launch , deploy parachute, and land safely on the ground. Also, it was interesting how if a single connection was off, the rocket wouldn?t ignite and launch. I will reflect on this information and perhaps use it in the future.

I still wonder about some things that you spoke about. I still am unsure how the wadding doesn?t combust. I am still astonished that our payload section detached from the rest of our rocket, Star Struck. I want to ask you how the parachute deploys. Thank you for your time.