Rocket Science for Coordinators and Teachers of STEM - a Free Workshop

  • 15 Nov 2017
  • 8:45 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Aquinas College
  • 15

Registration

  • Delivered by It’s Rocket Science, qualified science educators will provide Teachers the rare opportunity to experience the exciting field of rocketry, with Teachers conducting experiments - not just observing a demonstration.

    Morning Tea and a light lunch will be provided to all participants.

    The event has been proudly sponsored by Denis McInerney of McInerney Ford Morley.

Aquinas College
58 Mount Henry Rd,
Salter Point

Please bring with you the following items:
•x1 empty FIZZY plastic drink bottle (1 liter or 1.25 liter)
•x1 piece of corrugated cardboard (eg clean pizza/packing box)
•Tennis or hand ball
•SunSafe hat and sunglasses
•Sunscreen

Morning tea, water and lunch will be provided. We have a broad range of food options available.

Registration is from 8.45am. Please come to the school administration office to sign in.
Registration is closed


This FREE one day workshop is specific for Co-ordinators and Teachers of STEM in the classroom.

Delivered by It’s Rocket Science Adventures, qualified science educators will provide Teachers the rare opportunity to experience the exciting field of rocketry, with Teachers conducting experiments - not just observing a demonstration.

Australia's only water rocket specialists will offer a variety of exhilarating and exclusive water rocket adventures, cross-pollinating STEM subjects, allowing Teachers to escape the mundane and be empowered in a real-world environment. This workshop will make rocket science fun and achievable. Teachers will be motivated with the thrill of building and flying bottle rockets filled with compressed air and water, over 60 metres into the air! This action-packed adventure will help inspire curiosity, bring the wonder of discovery and the exploration of the science behind rockets, flight and space into the classroom.

It’s Rocket Science Adventures will take Teachers through two fully interactive project based workshops; “Go For Altitude” and an all-weather option “Rocket Race Cars”.  These workshops are a replication of the workshops that It’s Rocket Science Adventures delivers to students. Ultimately, the aim of each program is designed to provide a live extension to the classroom, where students can be challenged in a real world environment to create, predict, observe and evaluate the performance of their individual rocket. Students will be encouraged to engage with ideas beyond the familiar. Students will not encounter this experience from any smart device.

It’s Rocket Science Adventures emphasise that science can be better understood through its practice.

The program offered by It’s Rocket Science Adventures is specifically mapped to the Australian Curriculum for Science, Maths and Design Technologies. There are 3 different levels of incursion:

  • Junior STEM incursions, Kindy-Yr3 providing an introduction to the wonders of rockets, flight and space, connecting curiosity and imagination with play based learning experiences.
  • Popular STEM incursions, Yr 4+ to explore science behind forces, Laws of Motion, flight and velocity using fair testing to build rockets to fly r race.
  • Advanced STEM incursions, Yr 6+ to creatively extend STEM knowledge and skills with advanced design solutions and fair testing challenges.
The “Go For Altitude” or the all weather “Rocket Race Cars” incursions are specifically developed to reinforce the key STEM subjects and are directly aligned with the Australian Curriculum.

 





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