DENVER (CBS4) – Some Littleton elementary school students got a complete science, technology, engineering, art, and math, STEAM, lesson through a rocket building project at the Museum of Nature & Science.

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“We are making little paper rockets,” said Conner Walpole, a 4th grader at Dutch Creek Elementary School. “We launch them and see how far we can get.”

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The children use their art & engineering skills to build and decorate the rockets. Then they use a bicycle pump to launch the rockets down the hallway toward markers designated by the different planets.

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“I like how you launch them into planets,” said Anna Housand, another 4th grader at Dutch Creek Elementary School.

Anna told CBS4 that her rocket landed somewhere between Saturn and Mars.

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“We do this activity because it helps kids use their creativity, their engineering skills, and sparks their interest in engineering,” said Elisa Carlson with the Museum of Nature and Science.

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This rocket building activity will be at the Museum’s booth at Colorado’s Energy Day.

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Energy Day is put on by the Consumer Energy Alliance and the Consumer Energy Education Foundation. It’s the largest annual, free, STEM festival in Denver. Exhibits range from hands-on demonstrations, to small and large-scale installations. Energy Day runs 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at East High School.