Left to right, Jordan Williams, Caroline Christy and Sarah Berkowitz proudly show off their rockets pre-launch, eager to see how they perform.

For their final exam, 8th graders at Sophia Academy in Brookhaven built and launched model rockets, demonstrating Sir Issac Newton’s three laws of motion. The entire middle school gathered on May 20 to witness the flights.

Avery Antoniou unwraps her “passenger” post-launch, ecstatic to find the egg safely intact.