C6-5 Rocket Engine Tested

Model rocket

The Estes C6-5 solid fuel rocket engine was used for the first time today in the "Tidal Wave" rocket. Previously, only the A and B class engines have been used. The results were spectacular, as the rocket climbed to new heights and was barely visible in the sky.

However, the rocket launching was cut short after only two launches due to high winds and a near disaster.

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Kristin on tour

Kristin in Nova Scotia

We have received a whole bunch of photos from Kristin on tour in Halifax and Cape Breton Island! Kristin and her friend Aimee are staying there for a while with Aimee's Aunt Tanya. Special thanks to Aunt Tanya for making this wonderful trip possible.

The pictures are all in a photo album in the PHOTO GALLERY. Just click on a thumbnail to see large versions. If you click on a large picture, you can see the picture full size (it will open in its own window). Just click the picture in the window to close it and go back to where you were.

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Mars Exploration Rover Completed

Mars Exploration Rover

Eight months after the project was approved, the Mars Exploration Rover has been completed and deployed.

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Recipe Yields Less Than Expected

Baking very large cookies

When Jakob and Cousin Devon decided to make a batch of chocolate chip cookies, they mixed up a large recipe to share with everyone. But when the baking was finished, the recipe yielded far less than expected.

In fact, with only five cookies coming out of the oven, the total yield was just over one-tenth of the 48 cookies promised by the recipe. With only five cookies, there wasn't even room to do the usual cookie-testing that accompanies baking.

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Carrot cake champion

Kristin wins first place in 2004 Barrie Fair Junior Baking - Carrot Cake!

When the prize was actually awarded, the cake looked a lot better than it does now, after sitting at the fair for a week! However, Kristin tells us she will scrape the icing off to avoid poisoning, and eat the cake part because it still seems to be good.

All of Kristin's family members agree that she makes one mean carrot cake.

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