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MUSEUM AT PRAIRIEFIRE’S JAM SESSION: Stomp Rockets
November 18 @ 10:15 am - 11:00 am
One event on November 18, 2021 at 10:15 am
Museum at Prairiefire’s Junior Adventurers at the Museum (JAM) Sessions engage elementary students in fun, hands-on inquiry-based activities to familiarize students with STEM-essentials. In this session for ages 6-10, participants will learn all about rocketry.
Have you heard or read about the latest missions to Mars? For objects to leave the gravitational pull and orbit of Earth, what we call the escape velocity, rockets that carry these spacecraft need A LOT of fuel to propel them! The rockets that carried the Apollo astronauts to the moon in the 1960s and 70s were huge…it was called the Saturn V rocket. Even today in 2021, the Saturn V remains the tallest, heaviest, and most powerful rocket ever used. The rockets you will build in this activity won’t quite stand up to the Saturn V, but you will learn and demonstrate the basic concepts of rocket construction, aerodynamics, and thrust in order to successfully launch a rocket into the air!