Rhine The Curious!
How do rockets make it all the way into space?
As part of our trip to We the Curious Rhine Class took part in the 'Launch It Show' to support their curiosity and learning in Science and the World around them.
They investigated how propulsive forces and explosions were used to launch Yuri Gagarin, the first person to travel into space. Click to see how a hydrogen balloon reacted with oxygen and release lots of energy.
Then we demonstrated air resistance with a wind turbine and smoke machine.
After we checked out the force of gravity with a force plate and high speed camera.
Finally launching Vitamin C rockets!
We all had the opportunity to take part in lots of activities and ask questions, with whizzes, bangs and rockets, the day was a big hit!