SCIENCE Day 3 Resources

Day 3: African American/ Black Scientist: Ronald McNair & Model Rocket 

Objective: After introducing campers to astronaut Ronald McNair and his space shuttle, The Challenger, each camper will make their own space shuttle.


Supplies Provided: 

• 1 paper towel inner tube 

• Pencil 

• Printed shuttle to cut out 

• Glue Stick 

• Markers 

Supplies needed from home: 

• Protected work area 

• Old clothes to work in 

• Scissors 

Step One: Cut out the outline of the space shuttle. DO NOT cut the white portion of the paper; you will need it. 

Step Two: Cut your paper towel roll in half (6 inches) and wrap and glue the left- over white paper. Cut off any excess off and save the pieces. Decorate the covered paper towel roll to look like a space shuttle (Look at reference pictures if you need to). 

Step Three: Glue the space shuttle wings onto the paper towel. 

Step Four: Cut the leftover white paper into different sized triangles. Color the triangles to look like flames and then glue onto the bottom of the rocket. 


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