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12/09/10 — Shooting for the sky

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Shooting for the sky

By Phyllis Moore
Published in News on December 9, 2010 1:46 PM

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Wayne School of Engineering ninth-grader Alex Domingue, left, turns on the air pressure as Jen Deschoff, center, science and engineering teacher, helps student Pascalle Adams with the launch of her bottle rocket. Students in Engineering the Future, a freshman class, built the rockets as an introduction to the world of engineering and technology.

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Jen Deschoff takes the brunt of an explosion as a water rocket explodes prematurely. Ninth-grader Kenny Stempien pulled the trigger that launches his water rocket.

Jen Deschoff, an engineering and science teacher at Wayne School of Engineering, was as excited as her students about their inquiry-based project -- launching homemade bottle rockets. Their assignment had been to follow engineering design steps and construct a rocket,...

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