CORBIN — “Corbin, we have liftoff!”
With the playground as a launching pad, and about 250 students participating, Wednesday was “Rocket Day” at Corbin Intermediate School. Scores of rockets were sent up into space during the annual event, thanks to the help of sixth-grade teachers Tony Harris (pictured), Randy Johnson and Kim Stewart.
“We do a lot of ‘project-based learning’ on this, where we use art, math, science and other subjects. We’ve studied space science, we’ve talked about the dynamics of Newton’s Law, about the physical and chemical changes that go on everywhere, and it took three days to build the rockets,” Stewart said as she and the students watched the rockets zoom into the atmosphere.
She added that project-based learning is the way to go, because it keeps students occupied and gives them real fun “hands-on learning.”
As for the weather Wednesday morning, the mission control directors at Cape Corbin Intermediate said it was “Awesome!”