Category Archives: Science Projects and Experiments

Dieting, Exercise and weight loss

I have started a new category called dieting, exercise and weight loss.  I will be sharing with you some of my views and concerns about this topic.  This post will not appear daily as my science birthdays post, but every once in a while I will post information I think will help people understand this often understood topic.  If you have any questions, just post them on this blog and I will try to answer them as best I can, or I will direct you to where you can find the information.  Let me know what you think.


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Model Rocketry, Day 4

Glued the third fin on the rocket today, but I forgot to take a picture of it.  That is why there is no picture posted.  I will reglue these three fins on Thursday when I visit my grandson.  Adding some extra glue along the seam after the fins are glued on strengthens the fin attachement.  I will post a picture of this step on Thursday.  Just a few more steps then we paint.  Ben told me to get some black paint ready.

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Model Rocket Build, Day 3

Model Rocket Build, Day 3

Soon this rocket will be ready to paint and launch. The lauch is the best part. We glued on the second fin in this photo, one more fin to go then we finish it up and paint it.

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August 11, 2012 · 3:31 pm

Rocket Building Project, Day 2

Rocket Building Project, Day 2

Well, I got another kit, so I now have a nose cone for the Wizard. Today we glued one of the fins on. In a future rocket build, I will demonstrate the use of a fin alignment jig. For this one I am demonstrating glueing on the fins without the jig. Most people getting started in rocket building will not have the fin alignment jig. It is easy, mark the tube with the fin marking guide that comes with the kit. I use a door frame to draw straight lines on the rocket tube. Glue on the fins, one at a time with Elmers white glue. That red thing is a rock that my grandson painted. I am using it to hold the rocket tube in place while the glue dries. Two more fins to go, then on to the next step.

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July 27, 2012 · 12:14 am

Model Building Project, July 23rd, Building the Wizard

Model Building Project, July 23rd, Building the Wizard

They say, before you begin any model building project to always make sure you have all of the parts. Look at the instructions and lay everything out. Look at this picture and see if anything is missing. This model rocket kit does not have a nose cone. A rocket can’t fly without a nose cone. Oh well, back to the store.

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July 23, 2012 · 8:37 am

Science Projects and Experiments

I have added a new category to my blog site mrcrilleysclassroom called Science Projects and Experiments.  Beginning tomorrow, I will be posting projects and experiments you can do with children. I will begin with the rocket build.  If you have any requests as to age groups or ideas you would like more information on contact me on the blog or at and I will try to post something.

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