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)
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
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: email@example.com
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|
|Team Member Registration - Due 4/1||.xls||.xlsx|
|Emergency Form - Due 4/22||Word|
|Liability Form - Due 4/22||Word|
|Team Payload Information - Due 4/1 - emailed||.xls||.xlsx|
|Class I Rocket Assembly|
|Class II Rocket Assembly|
|Rocket Assembly Videos, 5 Parts|
|2017 RFS EVENT INFORMATION:|
|Launch Day Agenda|
|Team Presentation and Launch Assignments|
|NEW FROM 2016 - Payload Post-Launch Assessment Review (PPLAR) Program|
|Judges Form - Presentation Class I Jr|
|Judges Form - Presentation Class I Sr & Class II|
|Judges Form - Display|
Required Worksheet (one per team) AVAILABLE SOON
|Secondary Launch Worksheet 2017 - Due 4/22||Word|
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