British Science Week

The UK's widest grassroots celebration of all things science and engineering


Show me content for... +

Show me content for...
Professional development
Families & teenagers (aged 12+)
Families (children aged 12 & under)



Register with us and you can....

  • Sign up to our free e-communications
  • Become a member of the Association
  • Create your own web account, & post comments
  • Be part of British Science Festival
  • Save your favourite items


Keep up to date with the latest news from the British Science Assocation. Sign up to our RSS feeds and take us with you when you are on the move.

You are here

What's on

Choose from...

Click to find an event near you...

It's rocket science

Saturday, 16 March, 2013 - 10:00 to 12:00

We'll be learning how rocket propulsion works to send people into space. We'll start by making balloon powered hovercraft, then the main activity will be to design and build air powered cars; we'll have a competition to see who comes up with the fastest and furthest travelled  To finished we'll be launching air powered rockets and seeing how high we can make them go. Participants will learn about Newton's third law of motion and how it applies to rocket motors. They will also be challenged to make and improve their own designs. The workshop is a special event in ACE Cardiff's series of after school homework clubs.

Booking information: 
Normal entry prices apply
Engineering, General Science and Physics
Age group: 
Children (outside of school)
Contact details
Join the debate...
Log in or register to post comments