Blast off


Years 1-4
Terms 1-4  Monday–Friday
Maximum 100 students

Science, Technology

School programs and resources

Discover how rockets work and find out about the forces involved in getting rockets into space. Examine the effect of space travel on the body and learn what it is like to live in micro-gravity conditions.

This 30-minute Science 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.

The Blast Off show is presented in the Helen R Quinn Energy Lab, proudly supported by ExxonMobil Australia.

Curriculum links

  • Science as Human Endeavour
  • Earth and Space Sciences
  • Physical Sciences