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Participation is open to all U.S. students in 6th through 12th grade.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

Secondary Launch | Rockets For Schools, Sheboygan Wisconsin

 


It's Time to Get
Fired Up for Rockets For Schools
For the 21st Rockets For Schools Launch!

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The next Rockets for Schools Launch will be held on Friday, May 12th and Saturday, May 13th 2017 in Sheboygan Wisconsin.

Here all U.S. students, in 6th through 12th grade, experience the excitement of running a rocket launch and working directly with industry professionals. The launch weekend includes:

Ways to Participate:

Student Rocket Team - Student teams (maximum of ten (10) students and an adult advisor) can build a "Rocket For Schools" rocket to launch at the weekend event.  No previously flown rockets will be allowed.

Awards are given to top three teams in each class. Teams are evaluated for Presentations, Rocket Construction, Displays and Team Worksheet.

Students must have launched a Class I rocket before they can build and launch a Class II rocket.

Please note that the Rocket Team program fee included the cost of the rocket kit, step by step instructions and all parts necessary for contruction (except paint and payloads, and there is no epoxy in the Class II kit). Motors are furnished on launch day. See more information on the motors used in the FAQ.

Students will be assigned to work at one of the following stations at some point during the day when they are not launching their rocket:

Recovery • Mission Control • Video Production  • Tracking • Weather Balloon



We will credit a team that recommends a new team (from a different school) that has never participated in RFS before, with a $50 finder fee. The new team must register and pay for the competition, as well as telling us the name of the team or advisor that recommended the Rockets For Schools program. (See column M and N on the RFS Registration Form)

If the recommending team has already paid we will send a check made out to the school or group after the new team has paid for their registration.

If there is need for a different arrangement, please notify us. 

Program Fees: 

TWO CLASS I DIVISIONS

Class I Jr Division: Team includes majority of students in grades 6 - 8
Class I Sr Division: Includes majority of students in grades 9 - 12

Rocket Class Options

PLEASE CHECK OUT THE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESIONS FOR INFORMATION REGARDING POINTS AND THE GRADING CRITERIA FOR ROCKETS FOR SCHOOLS

Please submit all forms by the designated due date.
The excel file can be emailed to: jbbishop@charter.net


Registration Application and Other Forms
These first two forms are due along with the payment before Rocket Kits will be mailed out.

FORMS: First two forms due before rockets can be shipped.
2017 RFS Registration - emailed .xls .xlsx
Advisor Agreement PDF Word
 
Team Member Registration - Due 4/1 .xls .xlsx
Emergency Form - Due 4/22 PDF Word
Liability Form - Due 4/22 PDF Word
Team Payload Information - Due 4/1 - emailed .xls .xlsx
     
ASSEMBLY INFORMATION:    
Class I Rocket Assembly PDF  
Class II Rocket Assembly PDF  
Rocket Assembly Videos, 5 Parts    
     
2017 RFS EVENT INFORMATION:    
Launch Day Agenda PDF  
Team Presentation and Launch Assignments PDF  
NEW FROM 2016 - Payload Post-Launch Assessment Review (PPLAR) Program PDF  
Judges Form - Presentation Class I Jr PDF  
Judges Form - Presentation Class I Sr & Class II PDF  
Judges Form - Display PDF  

Required Worksheet (one per team) AVAILABLE NOW!

Secondary Launch Worksheet 2017 - Due 5/8 PDF  


JUDGES FORMS

We have added a judges form to judge the displays only. Your dislplays will be judged independently from your presentations and they will be judged sometime during the day on Friday so when your team is not presenting they need to be available and set up at Blue Harbor.

Also, for the Class I Senior and the Class II teams, the Project Concept, Scientific Thought, and Payload Engineering section totals will be times the multiplier of 1.5 giving these sections more inportance.

 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE APRIL 1, 2017
Please submit program fees and completed applications to
Great Lakes Spaceport Education Foundation, Inc.
Rockets For Schools
P. O. Box 684
Sheboygan, WI 53082-0684


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    Great Lakes Spaceport Education Foundation
    P. O. Box 684
    Sheboygan WI 53082-0684
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