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Rocket Launchers Make and Take

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19:00 – 21:00 5 Feb 2014
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Limerick Institute Of Technolog
Moylish Park
Limerick
Ireland

Teacher workshop

Make and take away a compressed air launcher capable of projecting a cardboard rocket 100m.

All materials supplied. Suitable for many scientific investigations. Lots of resources and teaching ideas supplied. Numbers limited to 20.

Not strictly speaking rockets, actually projectiles. Make a compressed air rocket launcher from plumbing parts. The rockets are made from paper /card and sellotape. 

They are easy and cheap to make in class. Amongst other things, you can change the weighting; position of fins, number of fins, shape and size of nosecone on the projectile and the pressure and angle of firing can be changed on the launcher - Ideal for investigations.

These rockets will spectacularly easily travel 100m.

The Rocket launcher is made from copper pipe, qual pex and other plumbing fittings (each launcher worth about €35 in materials)

IoPI and ISTA will supply all materials and tools needed. Participants construct and take their launcher back to school.

Each teacher will also receive a lots of resources to use with the launcher.

The launcher and rockets can be modified for use with dragsters

Event type: Workshop
Co-sponsored by: Irish Science Teachers Association
Organised by: IOP Ireland
Contact details: Maria Sheehan
Email mariasheehan400@gmail.com

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Limerick Institute Of Technolog
Moylish Park
Limerick
Ireland
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19:00 – 21:00 5 Feb 2014
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