Niagara Academy Students Prove to Be Rocket Scientists

The middle school students at the Niagara Academy have recently taken their learning to a higher level.

As part of their Technology class, with teacher John Vogt, the class built rockets powered by water and compressed air, capable of shooting 500 feet into the air.  The students constructed the rockets out of pop bottles and foam board and applied what they learned about Newton’s Laws of Motion and principles of flight.

“The common reaction from the students was it was a blast!” says Mr. Vogt.


Technology teacher John Vogt with student Mario Handley as he launches his rocket.


Class members Trevor Herman, Irving Berkhardt and Mario Herman showing off their rockets.

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