Build a rocket

Build your own paper rockets. All you need is some paper and straws. Follow our guide to make your rocket and when you are ready place the rocket on a straw and blow to launch. How far does it fly? Can you change the design to get it to go even further?

Overview

Topic:

Space, Flight

Activity:

Engineering Challenges

Suitable for:

Individuals, Pairs, Groups

Age range:

4-7

Time:

20 minutes

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WHY NOT TRY

Hula Hooping

How do satellites stay in orbit? How do you keep a hula hoop in motion? Explore the link between orbits and hula hooping in our circus activity – learn some basic hula hoop skills and watch some expert performances from our circus performers

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NEED ANOTHER CHALLENGE?

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MEET OUR ENGINEER

Adah, Aerospace Engineer

Adah Tole is an Aerospace Engineer – she is fascinated by all aspects of flight from drones and airplanes to space satellites.

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STORY TIME

Bouncer's Birthday

It’s Bouncer’s birthday but will his present arrive in time? The aeroplane, satellites and drone all need to work together to make sure the gift from Snowy is delivered quickly. Find out what roles they play and whether they succeed to give Bouncer a Happy Birthday

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