Want to meet the right people at this event? Find out about the official app of Techweek →
All prices shown are in New Zealand dollars and inclusive of GST.
This is a one day course for Year 5 to 13 teachers, who will be provided with practical toolsets, recipes and protocols that allow them to contextualise their delivery into Space Science.
Teachers learn how to lead pupils in the construction, launch and recovery of solid-fuelled model and water rockets, and how to use rockets built during the course in planet earth and beyond studies and in other levels of the mathematics and science curricula. Courses also benefit teachers looking for science and mathematics topics in the enrichment, and special abilities environment. Teachers build and fly their own rocket during the course and take this, and a Handbook with them after the course.
SUMMARY OF TOPICS COVERED
History of Rocketry
How to make rockets & rocket parts
Construction processes and hints
Using a computer programme to design rockets
(Activities explaining) how rockets work
(Activities explaining) forces and rocket stability
Explaining the laws of motion using rockets
How to make a simple rocket propellant
Using a computer programme to simulate rocket flight
Safety procedures & safe recovery
Rocket Electronics (How to measure speed/Altitude)
Collecting & presenting (graphing) flight data
Schools Rocketry Challenge Event
Lunch will be included.
9.00am Workshop 1
10.30 am Break
10.45am Workshop 2
12.15 pm Lunch
1.00pm Workshop 3
2.45pm Workshop 4
Some broad links to the New Zealand Curriculum will be provided.
Ara Institute of Canterbury Engagement Team will provide Carparks, morning tea and lunch and possible networking event at the end.
To register please send your name and contact details to Liaison@ara.ac.nz places are limited