Gravenstein students in TK-2nd grade have been doing lots of fun experiments and engineering projects this fall. 1st and 2nd graders made solar ovens with some very creative reflectors. Kindergartners made super long chains out of pipe cleaners, mixed up chemicals (non-toxic) in test tubes, and launched Alka-Seltzer rockets. Right now the 1st and 2nd graders are building rockets too. They started by making strawkets, and now are working in teams to build cardboard rockets that will launch with real rocket engines. If your family would like to build and launch your own model rockets, I recommend Jake’s Performance Hobbies in Rohnert Park. Jake has been making rockets for many years, is generous with his advice, and also has a good deal on rocket engines. By law, launching rockets in California needs to be done at a permitted site, with permission from the land owner.