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Science Theme Week Feb 2010

During Science Theme Week the whole school was involved in a rocket building competition.  To begin with we all (Nursery - Year 6) went outside onto the Key Stage Two playground to watch Mr Shadbolt launch a rocket.  The rocket fired due to a build up of air pressure, shooting it at least 75 feet into the sky!
We then followed this up by returning to the classrooms, in mixed age groups, to replicate a scaled down version of the rocket.  We designed, built and fired the rockets, measuring the distance they travelled.
Some of the rockets failed to launch while others reached nearly 2 metres!  The winning team was Mrs Kilburn's, whose rocket reached 170cm!  The most important thing was that every child was involved in the experiment and we all had lots of fun!
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