# new class

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#### jflis

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I just finished an introductory class of 100 students (4th grade, 2 sessions of 50 each). I did this same grade/school last year and this year the teacher is going to do the building session and all I did was introduce them to the sport and the science of rocketry with a big focus on aerospace technology and our current space program (both manned and un manned).

It was great fun and a good start to the 2004 teaching year. At the rate my schedule is filling up, I should see about 600-1000 students this year. gonna be a good year

here's a pix of class #2 getting ready to watch a short (5 min) NASA short on the mars robots.

If you **ever** get a chance, teach some kids. it's great!

jim

#### n3tjm

##### Papa Elf
Jim, let me know if you need any help

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Jim...i know I'm slightly older but any chance I could sit in there...where the heck where you int the 60's dang it!

#### graylensman

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Great work, Jim! That's the whole "pay it forward" ethos in action.

#### Neil

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Well, I cant do 1,000 kids, but hows 5 sound? Theres a private school owned by a family friend (with 5 kids in it), and last year we did a "unit" on rocketry. Just some little Estes-type jobbers that I made from scratch. They loved it! This time I am going back with Edmonds Delties. Maybe next year (or, what the heck, later this year) I could get some Fliskits.... It'd be sooooooo cool to show up with some Fliskits DWs... But that would be $50-$60. Maybe if we had groups of 2 or something.... Ill at least have to bring my own DW to show them.... I hope I can get a controller in time....

Its kind of fun/interesting/freaky teaching kids older than you.... (well, only one is older than I am, but still....) I cant wait... I have all the kits together, but I still need some 1/2As, and to figure out when were gonna do this....

Good luck teaching 1000 kids! Your gonna have fun! Are you bringing them to a CMASS launch?????

#### jetra2

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Originally posted by Neil
Good luck teaching 1000 kids! Your gonna have fun! Are you bringing them to a CMASS launch?????
I don't think they'll all fit in his truck....

LOL

Jason

#### jflis

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Originally posted by jetra2
I don't think they'll all fit in his truck....

LOL

Jason
awww, ya just gotta squash 'em in real tight...

i'm not doing 1000 kids all at once! sheesh!

But spread over the year in different classes with different groups.

Right now I have the IGNITE program, four 4th grade classes in Plastow NH, a large (95) cub scout pack in northern NH, one school in PA and two other scout troups in NH

busy, busy, busy

#### Justy

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Next time I swing by the hobby store, I'm going to pick up a couple of Quarks or Mosquitos, and throw them in my launch box. My traditional launch site for LPR is the baseball/soccer/running track complex, and it's not uncommon for a kid to walk to the edge of the field and watch. One freebie Mosquito later, the kid could be begging his/her parents to go to the hobby shop for a pack of A3-4's! Maybe I could get a shop to discount these freebierocs if I staple a business card to the pack, but then I'm dangerously close to vending on city property.

I could give out individual motors if the kid's parents are around, but then I come off like a drug dealer. Come on, man, the first one's free...

#### Neil

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Thats why they make schoolbuses! To transport large quanties children! Though I suppose you could really cram em in and hope you dont run into any cops....