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3, 2, 1… Lift off! In this session, teams must begin by competing in challenges to win scrap components that will go into the production of their very own water-powered rockets.

Once their items are collected, young rocket scientists will be asked to think about what’s important in making the rocket fly, and consider aerodynamics, propulsion and materials in order to build their rocket and fire it into orbit.

Children will discover which type of rocket will take off first, and how the angle of the launch tube and weight will affect the distance. They will also need to factor in the weather and the effects of the wind.

Subject relevance:

Design and Technology (D&T), English, Physical Education (PE), Physical, Social and Health Education (PSHE), Science

Suitable for:

  • Primary Schools
  • Non-school groups

Centres offering this activity:

  • Condover Hall
  • Croft Farm
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