Thursday, 13 August 2015

Thursday with The Buddies - Rocket Men










In July, The Buddies enjoyed a visit to Armagh Planetarium, N. Ireland.
Both Jack and Oscar were mesmerised by a visual journey through Space, seeing the constellations come to life, learning the names of Planets and riding Saturn's rings.
Since then, we have continued this theme using books, YouTube videos and games.
Today, we tested the power of air, using balloon rockets.
Blowing balloons, bulldog clips and sellotaping them to straws on strings proved tricky for The Buddies but the countdown and launching was all theirs.
We did quiz The Buddies on the concepts of Newtonian Motion but realistically their enjoyment came from racing the released balloons.

3 comments:

Jacqui said...

Rock on Buddies! That looks like great fun and great learning too xx

Cheryl said...

I can see how the balloons would take all their attention, rather than the science. I'm sure little nuggets will be there though. My children love They Might be Giants - "Science is real". Amazing how much they retain. Hope you have a great weekend!

Nikki Wall said...

That looks like fantastic fun!