I believe that every kid wants to be an astronaut. When clouds and rainbow aren't enough for them, they quest for something bigger, something over the clouds. So did my three little princesses. They asked too many questions about the stars, the sun, the planets, even the black holes. Reading books and watching videos about space couldn't fill their long and arduous search for that matter. They aim to be one of those selected people to space.
In order to delight their NASAish dreams, I decided to make this simple straw rocket craft. We also watched and read fascinating facts about rockets and stuff. They couldn't comprehend why initially human sent flies, dog and monkeys to the space, "How can they tell us what they saw?" asked Iris. And the moment they saw the rocket detaching its booster and cried in unison "Look!" was priceless. And of course the 'Whys' and 'Hows' would naturally comes from these little creatures.
So, here is our kick start for our first NASA project. Hopefully there will be more to come. I'd like to share some interesting facts and videos that I've watched with my future astronauts.
On 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, lift off! Bye everyone!
Things we used
1. Draw a rocket on a white card stock paper.
2. Cut out the rocket.
3. Color the rocket.
Glue the rocket on the straw. Glue the rocket and the star on the black paper.
By Astronaut Iris (She couldn't be happier once she knew NASA used her name in 2015. IRIS is abbreviated for Image Reversal in Space.)
By Astronaut Iesha
By Astronaut Iyra