10 am to noon
Taught by Mark Kent
The simplest form of a rocket is a chamber that contains a gas under pressure; an opening at one end of the chamber allows the gas to escape, and the escape of the gas provides thrust that then pushes the rocket in the opposite direction. Balloons are actually a good example: the rubber walls of the balloon holds air compressed inside a balloon. The inward and outward forces on the balloon are balanced. When the nozzle of the balloon is released, air escapes and the balloon is pushed in the opposite direction. The only difference between a rocket and a balloon is the way in which the gas is produced: in rockets the gas comes from the combustion of either solid or liquid propellants.
In this class we will be building and testing simple rockets.
Price is per child attending, parent or guardian can attend class with child for no additional fee. $30 for non-members, $20 for members of BioCurious*
Saturday Morning Science is for ages 5 and up. Under 7 require an adult present to assist them with the lab.
*If you are a member please let us know and we will sign you up and send you directions how to pay