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WDC fifth-grade teacher David Sea demonstrates how to put the fins on a 2-liter pop bottle during science class. Students Taliah Brown and Tony Kreklau listen to Mr. Sea’s instructions.

WDC fifth-graders building bottle rockets, learning about aeronautics

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Wadena-Deer Creek fifth-graders are learning how to build rockets this week in David Sea's science class.

Water rockets have been a source of entertainment and education for many years in Mr. Sea's fifth-grade science class. Students enjoy the challenge of building their rockets, following a step-by-step process. Then, the grand finale at the end of the week is to launch rockets outdoors and see how high and far they go.

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The rockets are made with an empty two-liter plastic pop bottle by adding water and pressurizing it with air for launching. Water rockets are used in schools to help students understand the principles of aeronautics.

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