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2020 KSF – Best In Show

For the last 20 or so years the STEM division (Astronomy, Computer Systems, Robotics, Rocketry, and UAS) judges have had a tradition where while they judge they look for entries that are considered “Best In Show.” There are no defined rules that distinguish a rocket as “best in show,” it is entirely at the discretion …

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2020 Kansas State Fair Virtual Exhibit Packets

The 2020 Kansas State Fair 4-H SpaceTech exhibits are going virtual. Below you will find the forms for each of the SpaceTech exhibit classes. These are designed to provide a consistent experience for both youth and judges. You can see an example of the rocketry exhibit form completed to give you and idea what a …

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Rocket launches and fire safety

This is a safety reminder about Kansas 4-H rocketry rules as they relate to fire bans in Kansas. While many parts of Kansas have recently experienced strong storms, we know that weather conditions can change rapidly, often in only a few days or weeks.  The 2020 Kansas State Fair rocketry rules state “if a fire burn ban is in effect for any county …

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Remote Control Robots vs. Remote Controlled Cars

Is a robot with a remote control that takes a step with each press of the remote (walks) the same as a remote controlled car? Rule 9 in robotics for the Kansas State Fair states: “Remote controlled robots are allowed under certain conditions provided that the robot is not drivable. Remote controlled cars, boats, planes and/or action figures, etc. are not allowed.”

2019 Northeast Leadership Event – SpaceTech

Each participant in the SpaceTech workshop would have participated in 3 projects geared toward developing stronger leadership skills in STEM programs. Had the session been held, participants would have received a kit with all the materials needed to create these projects. The projects that were planed were:
* Fizzy Rockets
* Straw Rockets
* A Simple Altitude Tracker

November 2018 Robotics Experience

On November 16th and 17th, Kansas 4-H and the Cosmosphere offered a Robotics Experience to youth and adults across Kansas.Thank you to everyone who was able to Join us at the SpaceTech Robotics experience at the Kansas Cosmosphere. We hope everyone had a great time at the event. Photos from the event are available through …

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2018 Alien Experience

Opening Session or the 2018 Alien Experiance

On April 6th Kansas 4-H in conjunction with the Kansas Cosmosphere held an Alien Experience. For those that attended the experience you can access the gallery of pictures from the event at https://stem4ks.com/gallery. To access the pictures please use the contact page and in the comments page request an account for the gallery. If you …

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Choosing Your First Rocket

Congratulations on participating in the 4-H Rocketry project. In this blog post I want to provide you with some tips on picking out a rocket for the county fair. These tips apply to most counties in Kansas but possibly not all.  These tips will also help you if you are eligible to take your rocket …

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National Association of Rocketry High Power Rocket Safety Code (Aug 2012)

This is a copy of the NAR High Power Rocket Safety Code and is only listed here for referance. The original document can be found at http://www.nar.org/safety-information/high-power-rocket-safety-code/ Please refer to this link for the most up to date version of the High Power Rocket Safety Code. High Power Rocket Safety Code Effective August 2012 Certification. I …

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National Association of Rocketry Model Rocketry Safety Code (Aug 2012)

This is a copy of the NAR Model Rocket Safety Code and is only listed here for referance. The original document can be found at http://www.nar.org/safety-information/model-rocket-safety-code/ Please refer to this link for the most up to date version of the Model Rocket Safety Code. Model Rocket Safety Code Effective August 2012 Materials. I will use only …

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