Launching Rockets at the Library

Local High School students will be invited to learn Rocket Science, from actual rocket scientists, at the library.

Rocket Science at the Library

Our libraries are working with Inspiring Victoria to run science workshops at the library. Our plan is to have real life rocket scientists teach space science to students.

We will be using Kerbal Space Program, the only computer game approved by NASA for both workshops.

Working with our partners, students from local schools will be invited to join the workshops as part of STEM education in libraries.

Apollo Workshops

These workshops are called the Apollo Program and will be spread over four weekend sessions. During these workshops our students will be introduced to rocket design, engineering and the principles behind space flight such as orbital mechanics.

Each week, the students will build upon the knowledge of the week before and we are hoping by the end of the workshops students will feel confident to build and design a rocket program that can travel to the moon and back.

Laptops and everything needed will be supplied to the students.

When and Where

The four Apollo sessions will be held during September and October:
Saturday Sep 10, 17, 24 and October 1
12 pm to 2 pm
Emerald Hill Library

 

Our Partners 

Australasian Youth Cubesat Initiative Limited is a student-run charity working to inspire, support and empower the next generation through the facilitation of a student-led cubesat satellite development program.
Australasian Youth Cubesat Initiative 

VSSEC applies the latest educational research to develop effective programs for both students and teachers. To maintain the highest level of excellence in both pedagogy and science content, the Centre’s Advisory Board is drawn from academia, education and government.
Victorian Space Science Education Centre 

Inspiring Victoria encourages involvement in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) through a statewide Partnership Network involving members of Public Libraries Victoria and Neighbourhood Houses Victoria. 

The Royal Society of Victoria has been inspiring science here in Australia since 1854 and helped fund and create the grant program for this project.
The Royal Society of Victoria