Year four students from Parklands Christian College were recently treated to a riveting rocket science demonstration delivered by Street Science, this November.

Rocket Science Show a blast for Parklands Students

Year four students from Parklands Christian College were recently treated to a riveting rocket science demonstration delivered by Street Science, this November.

The show was held on November 2 at the school, where 60 year 4 students got to take part in the educational but entertaining science show, including an experiment that involved blowing cups off their heads. 

Grade four Teacher Michael Bradshaw says the show was a fun and interactive way for the students to learn a variety of important science concepts, through experiments conducted using everyday household items. 

“They had the fog machine going, then she would put it inside this little, plastic drum that had an elastic band on it, with a plastic bag inside it. Then when she let it go it pushed the air out and would blow it in their faces, and blow little paper cups off their head, and blew smoke rings,” Mr Bradshaw said. 

“We had some dry ice and she made some different things with the dry ice and then she walked around with it for the kids so they could touch it. She said it feels just like a cloud when it reacts with the water.”

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After a range of fun activities, Mr Bradshaw says the show concluded with the students getting to shoot their own mini rockets into the sky through the power of chemical reactions. 

“Then at the end we got the little rockets where we got bicarb soda and some little rocket fuel and put in the plastic rockets, then put the caps on and sat in on the bench and waited for the pressure to build up. Then it would pop the cap and shoot the rocket up in the air,” Mr Bradshaw said. 

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Mr Bradshaw says he is grateful for the Street Science team for putting on a great show that was fun for everyone involved. 

“Every time we have them come out it’s always a lot of fun and kids learn about science and the ladies are very engaging,” Mr Bradshaw said.

“We always find them really good value as far as the education side of things goes and it makes it very interesting the things they can do with stuff around the house.”

Street Science delivers immersive and fun curriculum aligned science experiences for school children of all ages.