The Ellison Foundation has recognized Bill Bertram, teacher at Knolls Vista Elementary in Moses Lake as a 2019 recipient of the Ellison Education Grants. The foundation funded thirteen grants worth a total of $55,100.
Bertram submitted his project, titled Rocketry 101.
Fourth grade students will extend their learning of “Energy” to include the sources, movement and change of energy associated with the successful construction, flight and recovery of low power “hobby” model rockets. Students will take a hands-on approach when using tools, supplies and guidance to build rockets and successfully launch them under adult supervision. Students will immerse themselves in science, technology, engineering, art and math during a four-month winter long after-school program exploring model rocketry.