STEAM SQUAD: 05/11/2020 Yr3-6 Rockets (Forces in Action & Kitchen Chemistry) Thursday November 5, 4pm - 5pm

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Make your own rocket fuel using simple household ingredients, then design and create your own rocket before you send it flying into the air. In this workshop, you will explore the science of acids and bases, examine Sir Isaac Newton's Laws of Motion, experience the explosive force of air pressure, discover the effects of air resistance and aerodymamics, and all while having an absolute blast.  This is seriously FUN science!

Once you have purchased your ticket please keep your receipt as proof of payment.  Please note that we require minimum numbers to run this session.  If minimum numbers are not met, we will contact you to arrange for rescheduling of your session.  You will be emailed a list of materials to have ready for the session as well as a link to our classroom at least 48hrs before the lesson is scheduled to begin.  Please ensure you have a stable internet connection as well as a webcam and mic (if you want the session to be interactive).

Australian Curriculum Links:

Science Understanding: Chemical sciences

  • Natural and processed materials have a range of physical properties that can influence their use (ACSSU074)
  • Solids, liquids and gases have different observable properties and behave in different ways (ACSSU077)
  • Changes to materials can be reversible or irreversible (ACSSU095)

Science Understanding: Physical sciences

  • Forces can be exerted by one object on another through direct contact or from a distance (ACSSU076)

        Plus many curriculum links to Science as a Human Endeavour & Science Inquiry Skills

        MATERIALS LIST - please ensure participants have all materials or a suitable alternative

        Bicarb soda
        Citric acid
        Vegetable oil
        Spoon or stirring stick
        Measuring teaspoon
        Pipette / eyedropper
        'Shot' glass or similar tiny cup
        Film canister with lid, alternatively a small plastic container with a tightly fitting press-top lid (eg tupperware sauce container, vitamin container)  Note: this must not be a screw top container
        Sticky tape
        Cardboard - small piece
        Paper towel