Camp participants decorated rockets to blast off Campanile Hill.
The camp includes experiments and the opportunity to launch soda bottle rockets.
Camp participants learned about principles of flight and space during the camp.
Campers gathered on Campanile Hill to test out their bottle rockets.
The rockets were pressurized using a combination of water and air.
Campers pulled a cord to release the rocket into the air, and then waited to see where the rocket landed.
The rockets were unpredictable; some went straight up and others veered down the hill.
The rockets released a spray of water at the launch pad.
After launching the rockets, camp participants headed back to the KU Natural History Museum.
Space Odyssey Summer Camp 2011
The KU Natural History Museum offers three hands-on summer camps each year for children ages 8-11. Camps this year included Dinosaur Discovery, Space Odyssey and Aquatic Biology. These photos are from the Space Odyssey camp held in June 2011.