Participants will use the engineering design process to create paper rockets. Then, they will use compressed air launchers to send the rocket through one of two large rings, suspended from the ceiling.
Encourage guest to build paper rockets that will eventually fly through the rings that are suspended from the ceiling. Fin/nosecone design can greatly influence the flight of a rocket; encourage guests to try different designs.
Engineering and Invention
Compressed air rocket launcher(s), with PVC tube that is removable
Access to electricity
Masking tape holder(s)
Paper (cut into 4.25” x 11” strips as well as 4.25” x 5.5” pieces)
Pencils or pens
Stencils for fin and nose cone design
Extra PVC pieces (to help with body tube design)
Orange cones to block off launch area
children will require help using hand tools
outdoor activity, open spaces, arts and crafts, design, engineering, aerodynamics, making, inventing