Rocket Launch

Year 9 students visited the Space Studio to build and fire rockets to celebrate British Science Week 2017. 

Holly and Sadie wrote about their lesson:

On Monday 13th March we were given the opportunity to go over to the Space Studio to build rockets to celebrate British Science Week 2017.

We went into the hall there and watched a video from NASA of a rocket launch. We then got into teams and had to build our own rockets using the resources available.

Then we had the opportunity to launch them across the tennis courts, my team's rocket went a long way but didn’t win!

We did learn though that to make the rocket go really far you had to seal every single gap in the paper and card!

It was a really good experience especially when Dr Fishwick told us about his trip to NASA to see the rockets there for real!

 


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