Science Week has offered lots of activities in the Cambridge area and last week (25th March) Y4 visited the Engineering Department at the University. Their mission was to be rocket engineers and construct a rocket and a stable launch pad before putting the rockets to the test outside in the courtyard.
The launch pads were constructed from 3D shapes made from rolls of paper and the children learned that trianglular shapes are the strongest for this. The paper tubes were joined by using nuts and bolts in holes punched at the ends.
Can you see this rocket? It is on its way down after climbing higher than the whole Engineering building!