Knowledge Spotlight: Fifth Graders Experiment Outside

Want to know what happens when you mix antacid tablets with water in a container? Step back, put on your safety goggles, and ask a fifth grader. The fifth graders are experimenting with different variables to see which bottle rocket shoots up the highest. The key, according to Mr. Bortner, is to ensure the cap is sealed completely before running for cover to allow sufficient pressure to build up...wait for the POP!

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RCDS students acquire and use knowledge in complex and meaningful ways. They transfer and apply their understandings beyond disciplines to address novel, real-world questions.