Jn STEM Update - Balloon Rockets

The session started with a discussion about rockets, forces and one of the most influential scientists of all time; Sir Isaac Newton. The focus then turned to pressure and Newton’s third law ‘for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction’. Students learnt how balloon rockets work and It was then time to design and build their own. Students worked really well in small teams with the winning rocket travelling over 5 meters!

The session finished with the classic ‘whoosh bottle’ demo to show a combustion reaction. Only this time the drum was attached to a trolley!

Well done to all and we hope to see more year 7 students next Wednesday.

Mr Hamblin and Mrs McCutcheon