STEAM SQUAD: 12/11/2020 Prep-Yr2 Rockets (Forces in Action & Kitchen Chemistry) Thursday November 12, 4pm - 5pm

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GST included.

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 mix materials together while exploring their properties, discover how the shape of objects changes how they move, experience the effects of air pressure, and examine how a pushing force can really get things moving, 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

  • Objects are made of materials that have observable properties (ACSSU003)
  • Everyday materials can be physically changed in a variety of ways (ACSSU018)
  • Different materials can be combined for a particular purpose (ACSSU031)

Science Understanding: Physical sciences

  • The way objects move depends on a variety of factors, including their size and shape (ACSSU005)
  • A push or a pull affects how an object moves or changes shape (ACSSU033)

          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
          Paper towel
          Sticky tape
          Cardboard - small piece
          Film canister with push on 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