Shuttle launching

Blast off: How rockets work

Terms 2-4,
Virtual program
Wednesdays only
10am, 11.30am, 1pm
45 minutes
Year level
Years 1-4
Minmum student numbers
Minimum 5 students
Maximum student numbers
Maximum 120 students
Virtual Program
$90 per 30 students + booking fee
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Booking information
Bookings (03) 9392 4819

A virtual, interactive show that explores the forces required to get rockets into space and the effects of space travel on the body.

The classic Blast off show will be adapted to an interactive virtual learning format. Students will be able to discover how rockets work and find out about the forces involved in getting rockets into space.

Students will also examine the effect of space travel on the body and learn what it is like to live in micro-gravity conditions.

This show explains the main principle of rocket propulsion using many demonstrations and the famous Newtonian law of 'equal and opposite forces'. The show also covers the history of rockets and how astronauts train and live in a weightless environment.

Related classroom activities that complement the show will be sent out to teachers upon booking.

Classroom activities

Victorian Curriculum links

  • Science as a human endeavour
  • Earth and space sciences
  • Physical sciences

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