Get ready for blast off! Children take part in rocket science masterclass
- Credit: RACHEL EDGE
More than 200 children from across Suffolk took part in a rocket science masterclass, firing different types of aircraft as high as they could into the sky.
The classes, which took place at Needham Lakes, were run by Kinetic Science - an educational team working with Suffolk Libraries on this year's reading challenge theme, space.
Each child was invited to bring a two-litre plastic bottle and were taught how to make it into a supersonic rocket, which were all then shot into space using water pressure.
Debbie Ball, chief executive of Kinetic Science, said: "We had way more children that we were expecting today.
"They all brought a bottle and we showed them how to make it into a working rocket using water pressure. We then showed them how to make an air powered rocket as well.
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"We want to show the children how achievable it is to use and understand science. To show you don't have to be a scientist or an engineer to understand physics.
"If they realise it is achievable, then they may be interested in continuing to learn about it."
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