University of Birmingham
University of Birmingham
Our masterclasses are designed to allow learners to experience what learning is like at a selective Russell Group university. Most masterclasses are two hours long and are normally held in the Autumn Term between 1.00–3.00pm on a Wednesday afternoon. at University of Birmingham

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'Rocket Science' Masterclass

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Event Summary:

Our masterclasses are designed to allow learners to experience what learning is like at a selective Russell Group university. Most masterclasses are two hours long and are normally held in the Autumn Term between 1.00–3.00pm on a Wednesday afternoon.

Full Event Details:

The session will introduce the basic principles behind rocket launches – the forces involved in
getting the rocket off the ground! Short videos will be used to show the recent history and possible future of space flight, as well as simple activities to illustrate the scale of the Universe. The students will build their own ‘film canister’ demos to illustrate the principle of launch, and go on to design and build their own card/paper rockets. They will then be able to launch them, using a compressed air rocket launcher, and learn how to maximise the range. Student helpers will be involved.

Date Wednesday 23 November 2016
Time 1.00–3.00pm
Subject area Physics
Year group Year 8

Suitable For:

Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 3 (Students aged 11-14)

Duration:

Short Session

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Minimum number of students:

1

Institution Profile:

Birmingham has been challenging and developing great minds for more than a century. Characterised by a tradition of innovation, research at the University has broken new ground, pushed forward the boundaries of knowledge and made an impact on people’s lives.

We continue this tradition today and have ambitions for a future that will embed our work and recognition of the Birmingham name on the international stage.

Universities are never complete. They develop as new challenges and opportunities occur. At Birmingham we innovate, we push the frontiers of understanding; we ask new research questions, we turn theory through experiment into practice – because that’s what great universities do.

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