Mountain Vista kids learn it’s not just rocket science

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

3-2-1 Blast Off!

  Mountain Vista students have been firing off rockets this past week.

  On Monday, one rocket was launched and on Thursday, five rockets were successfully blasted into the sky. The students then were able to retrieve the rockets as they parachuted down and landed on the football field. This was part of the activities of the new after school technology class.

  But it’s not all rocket science.

  The after-school class also teaches robotics and computer science & technology. Activities include using a 3-D printer, flying a drone, building and launching rockets and building and operating robots including battling robot contests.

  There are 22 first through third grade students and 10 4th through 6th grade students participating in the program. The class is voluntary and the kids really enjoy having fun while learning.

  Julie Formo is the teacher and Michael Weasner volunteers his time to teach rocketry and astronomy. Michael is a former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, IDA Sky Defender, and amateur astronomer.    

Michael Weasner works with Mountain Vista Students.

Learning about robotics.

John Hernandez (717 Posts)

John Hernandez lives in Oracle. He is retired and enjoys writing and traveling. He is active in the Oracle Historical Society. He covers numerous public events, researches historical features and writes business/artist profiles.


Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Additional Stories

    Community College Board vacancy announced for district 5

    January 3rd, 2019
    by

      The Pinal County Community College Board has a vacancy.  The vacancy is created due to the resignation of Governing […]


    Grants from ADEQ help Town of Superior with clean ups

    January 3rd, 2019
    by

      The Town of Superior along with their partners Rebuild Superior and the Superior Chamber of Commerce have maintained a […]


    Laurist ‘Larry’ Ramirez

    January 3rd, 2019
    by

      Laurist “Larry” Ramirez passed away on Dec. 11, 2018 at his home in Redington at the age of 53.  […]


    Mammoth Police Department shares Christmas cheer

    January 3rd, 2019
    by

      The Mammoth Police Department shared some Christmas spirit with two families this year. The department adopted two families who […]


  • Additional Stories

    Oracle’s first Chamber Music Festival set for Jan. 4, 5 and 6, 2019

    January 3rd, 2019
    by

      Thirty student musicians and nine distinguished faculty will arrive Jan. 3 to begin three days of Oracle’s first Chamber […]


    A worthy New Year’s resolution: Advocate for an abused or neglected child

    January 3rd, 2019
    by

    FLORENCE, AZ – New Year’s resolutions typically focus on self-improvement: lose weight, stop smoking, exercise more often. This year, why not resolve […]


    Being Superior: community rallies for food bank

    December 26th, 2018
    by

      When the Coolidge Food Bank was robbed in November, this heinous crime created a ripple effect, hurting many other […]


    Copper-plated Santa’s Elves: Capstone-Pinto Valley Mine delivers toy donation to Superior Police Department

    December 26th, 2018
    by

    Angie Fischer, with Capstone-Pinto Valley Mine, presents Francine Gonzalez of the Superior Police Dept an entire pick up truck load […]


  • Copperarea

  • [Advertisement.]
  • [Advertisement.]
  • [Advertisement.]
  • Southeast Valley Ledger