RICHLAND, Wash. – Rockets will fill the sky at 9:30 a.m. Friday, July 1, at Washington State University Tri-Cities Summer Science Camp.
The launch is the closing event to the weeklong “Space and Rocketry” daycamp. It will take about an hour for the each of the 85 children to use air pressure to launch their water rockets, which they built throughout the week.

The daycamp teaches kindergarteners through fifth graders about aerodynamics, astronomy, physics and atmospheric sciences. The campers also built telescopes, a solar system, K’Nex motorized lunar rover and more.

This is the second of eight summer science camps held at WSU Tri-Cities for elementary-age children. The weeklong sessions are led by certified local teachers using an established curriculum.

Other camp themes are “Creatures, Critters and Creepy Crawlies,” “Robot Factory,” “Mad Scientist Adventure,” and “Fantastic Physics Challenge.”

For information on registering for upcoming full-day and half-day science camps, visit or call 372-7606.