Rocket Scientists

Year Group: 5/6

Course Subject: Science 

This exciting and unique course provides the opportunity to research the history of space travel and explore the design of vehicles that make it possible.  The course opens with a study of physics and aerodynamics, including Newton’s Three Laws of Motion.  To reinforce their learning, students will work in groups to design rockets that will be launched to test the scientific theories that have been covered. Computer simulation will be used to check each rocket’s stability before launching for real. Forget air and water powered rockets that can be bought in model shops – we will be using gunpowder as our fuel!  The pyrotechnic rocket motors used are specifically designed for this course and remotely fired. They are both exciting and safe. The students do not handle any form of explosive at any time and safety is paramount.

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Graivty and Gunpowder 3

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