Splash landings celebrate summer reading program
June 28, 2010
Youngsters gathered at Zephyr Cove Park June 25 to create their own water bottle rockets as part of the summer reading program with the Douglas County Public Library.
Each child brought two 2-liter bottles and three personal-size water bottles to make their rocket. The library supplied tape, stickers, popsicle sticks and markers to decorate the rockets.
Bottles were filled 1/4 with water. A bicycle pump forced air into the bottle to create pressure. When the bottle was filled with 20-30 pounds of pressure, the rocket was ready for takeoff. The water splashed out as the pressure was released at the launch.
This summer’s reading program is “Make a Splash – Read!” The library is at 233 Warrior Way in Zephyr Cove. Call (775) 588-6411.