Rocket Science in Clara’s Class

Home / Rocket Science in Clara’s Class - October 27, 2017 , by ashling

Clara’s third class have been busy in Science making foam rockets. To begin with, we discussed what rockets are, what they are used for and how they work. We soon realised that rockets need a lot of force to take off from the ground and beat the pull of gravity, in order to make it all the way to outer space! Using foam pipe insulation, duct tape, elastic bands and scissors we designed and made our own rockets. We then launched our rockets to see how far they could fly. We found that the more that we stretched the elastic band, the greater the force, and the further the rocket reached. Using metre sticks we then measured the distance travelled. It was lots of fun!

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