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Da Vinci Science Center Field Trips Are a Blast for All Grades

November 14, 2012

The Da Vinci Science Center hosts field trips frequently for elementary and middle schools from Lehigh Valley and beyond, but more and more high schools are starting to get in on the fun.

A group from Catasauqua High School visited earlier this week and participated in the Mathematics of Rocket Trajectory field trip workshop. The students built their own paper rockets, launched them outside the Center’s building applying varying amounts of pressure, and measured their launch distances.

After returning inside, the students recorded their observations, graphed their collected data, and made guesses as to how much pressure would be necessary to hit a specific target with their rockets.

Other field trip workshops for high school students include Eye Doctor – in which students dissect a cow’s eye and investigate various diseases of the eye – and Forensic Scientist – in which students collect fingerprints, extract DNA, and create composite sketches using facial recognition software.

Paul Rakszawski is the Da Vinci Science Center’s Guest Experience and Membership Coordinator. He can be reached by phone at 484.664.1002, Ext. 144, or by e-mail at gro.retnececneicsicnivadnull@srebmem.


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