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Rocket Factory Plus
Rocket Factory Plus is an extended full day Rocket Factory 2 package. In addition to the Rocket Factory 2 programme, pupils explore rocket design in depth and find out about the scientific theory behind rocket flight.

The session is designed to support activities from as many subjects as possible. Pupils cover the physics of flight, the chemistry of rocket engine reactions and the mathematics of tracking and telemetry.

They experience the practical challenges of producing the rockets and, if the students progress well, even the opportunity to deliver an oral report on rocket technology for the group.

Subject Area(s)

Science, Technology, Mathematics

Key Stages
Ideal for Key Stages 3 and 4

Learning Points:

Time Requirements:

Group / Class Size:
40 maximum

Space Requirements:

Equipment Requirements:
Suitable surfaces for cutting and glueing

No additional notes
Rocket design, flight and engine reactions
Mathematics of tracking and telemetry
Relevance of streamlining and air resistance to flight
Set-Up Time                30 Minutes
Duration                      1 day
Reset time                  10 Minutes
Set down time             20 Minutes
Floor area for science investigation
Area for rocket construction with flat surfaces (i.e. tables)
Outdoor area for launching in excess of 1 x football field