March 12, 2008

The Adventures of Two Boys...

...or "What Were We Thinking?"

The boys have been begging me for the book "Backyard Ballistics" almost since we began homeschooling. Well, I finally ordered it (after getting Rob's approval, of course) and the book arrived yesterday. Now I know why I hesitated....

The boys decided to build a paper match rocket today, which is a pretty harmless-looking project - at least it looks pretty harmless in the book. Of course, instead of making one paper match rocket on a small board, they decided to rig up 3 sets of 5 on a large, duct tape-covered board, complete with numerical labels for the rockets. What is it with boys and duct tape anyway?


Apparently, the launching didn't go very well. It was quite cold and the ammo wouldn't stay lit.


How's that for anticlimactic? The boys don't seem to be deterred, though.

So, you've now seen episode one from Backyard Ballistics at the Elliotts. I hope this doesn't turn into another chicken mummy saga!

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Mar. 13, 2008 - Untitled Comment

Posted by rcelliott

I am just happy to still have a house to come home to...

Mar. 13, 2008 - Looks like fun!!!

Posted by kympossible

I bought that book last year and plan to build about half of next year's science curriculum for my boys on it. I can hardly wait!!!!

Sorry the rockets didn't cooperate this time.


Mar. 14, 2008 - Yes I'll blog!

Posted by kympossible

I hope to get lots of pictures and be able to blog about our ballistics experiments next year! LOL Fortunately we live in the country, so as long as my boys don't aim their potato launchers directly at the neighbor's sheep, we should be okay. LOL


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