Guest post from Carey!
I had the awesome pleasure of representing Science Cheerleader for the afternoon during Science Week at the Mint Hill Library in Charlotte, NC. The program was aimed at 5-11 year olds, both males and females. It was a great experience discussing rockets and my career at Lockheed Martin. To engage the students, we made rockets with straws and then had a competition by turning their rockets into balloon rockets. The kids were very excited to try the experiment and figure out the different ways to make their rockets travel faster or higher. We also had a valuable lesson in experiments, as one girl’s rocket wouldn’t fly during the competition. All the kids–even the boys–really got into the science cheers, as they were excited to yell in a library! It was a great afternoon, and it hopefully sparked some young person’s interest in rocket science!