Suitable for years 3 – 6 and takes approx. 1 – 1 ½ Hrs
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Starting with a sheet of A4 paper, pupils design a personalised rocket fuselage. They then build the rocket with the aid of a length of plastic tube and glue. After discussing safety issues, the rocket can be launched by blowing into the tube.
The flight of the rocket is improved considerably by adding fins to the rocket tail. Pupils test their rocket’s accuracy by participating in a competition to hit a target.
The activity may be enhanced further by taking the rockets outside and using a stamp-bottle launcher. A well made rocket will travel 60-70 metres horizontally and 30-40 metres vertically
Product and service descriptions are useful when people are shopping, but you can
also write some information that tells visitors more. Why is one product more popular
than another? Why has a particular product become your best seller? Write details.
'Rockets' - addresses QCA Units Sc1E, 2E 4E & 6E