The “1904rockets” program allows students watch something the build fly into the sky.

1904labs Dev Ops Engineer, Micheal Ricks-Aherne, who has a background in Engineering Physics and Astronautical Engineering, has a firm belief that science is not so much something you learn as a way you think. It’s an approach to discerning truth in a world full of fiction. And at its heart, it’s just two things: Curiosity and Attention to Detail.

All kids are curious. The real trick is teaching them to channel that energy into things that are slow and methodical…thus 1904rockets was born!

For the rockets program, students built and designed their own model rockets. Putting together a rocket can be a tedious process. Students have to measure things before cutting them. They have to go slow with the knife and take their time with tiny knots. They had to wait for glue to dry. However at the end of it all, the student got to watch something they worked extensively on fly into the sky, it was truly an awesome experience.

In a perfect world, a student would walk away from 1904rockets and think, “A lot of people say rocket science is hard, but it wasn’t that hard, it just took some time and attention to detail.”

We’re happy to partner with Life for Life Academy in Soulard, which opened in 2000 as the first independent charter school in the city of St. Louis, serves students in grades 6-12 from throughout the city. The Academy offers a private school atmosphere, while all programs and services are provided at no cost to students and their families.

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