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May 5, 2006

Albany - - Students at Deerfield's Lower Campus got a chance to be young scientists today. 4th and 5th graders took to the field today for the school's annual rocket launch.

Students created their own rockets and launched them into the air. The rockets have a mini-parachute attached to them so they can come down. That's when the students run out to catch them as they fall down. Students say it's a combination of work and play.

"It's pretty much both because you get to have fun making them and painting them and it's hard making them also though," says 4th grader Kaitlyn Yarborough.

The whole school comes out to watch the rocket launch, but only 4th and 5th graders participate. So it's something students in the younger grades look forward to each year.

"It's fun coming all together and just enjoying this day shooting off rockets," says 4th grader Sam Shellhaas.

The school has been doing this for 26 years.

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