One of our first discoveries in our space unit was that rockets and space shuttles are different than airplanes because they go much faster.
Fast enough to "blast off" into space.
We read the book "Roaring Rockets" and it inspired us to make our very own rockets using assorted materials. The children helped each other glue, tape and staple various parts of their rocket together, as well as aid one another in figuring out how to make all the various parts fit to create the shape of the rocket.
Each child decorated their rocket however they desired, some added flames shooting out the back, while others made their rocket a beautiful color with windows and doors.
This was a great way to build team work and partnership.
Each rocket came out wonderfully unique.