Friday 11 March 2016

British Science Week - Making a Rocket and Competition



Today is the start to British Science Week. Its runs from the 11th to the 20th of March. 

During this week we will be doing a few little science activities as well as running some competitions. 

As its the first day I would like to invite you all to our first little competition. I want you to all take Lily and I to the Moon and build us a ROCKET! 

It can be made out of whatever you like, as big as you like and as creative as you like. On the 20th of March one Rocket Scientist will win a Easter Egg to enjoy for Easter! 

Tweet your entry to @Lilyslearners with the #BSW16 and #TakeLilyToTheMoon 

Terms and Conditions
1 Winner Chosen 
Prize - Easter Egg
Uk Only
Ends 8 pm 20th April

For a little inspiration here is the rocket we made yesterday.

We Used - Toilet Rolls, Paint, Tape, Red Tissue Paper, Empty Cake Packets, Bottle tops.




First I let Lily paint the toilet rolls. 



After they had dried I then taped all 3 toilet rolls together.


I then stuck down the empty cake packets and bottle tops, to make windows. Lily helped with the sticking by pressing down the tape. 



We used the red paper for the fire coming out the bottom of the rocket and taped this inside. 


Figuring out how to make the pointy top was the trickiest bit. In the end I cut a piece of paper into a Tear shape and let Lily decorate it with crayons and silver stickers. I then rolled it up and stuck it to the top. 




This was our finished result. Not bad for Lily's first rocket, although I helped a lot. Lily loved her rocket and she was zooming it around the room going Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh



We can't wait to see your rockets!


14 comments:

  1. Aww how cute! We are doing science week at my nursery (I'm the kitchen manager) I am planning to go into the base rooms to do some activities. I'll be doing 'hotter or colder' different temp foods, probe for temp then they have to guess if the next will be hotter or colder. I did it a few weeks ago with a small group of preschoolers and they loved touching it all. I will also do a floating/sinking activity with foods. Good luck to all who enter your competition! Lena www.forayintofashion.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We did a Float and Sink activity with her toys today :D The different temperatures is a good idea. :D

      Delete
  2. What a lovely idea! Reminds me of my youth watching Blue Peter and longing for mum to finish with the Fairy Liquid bottle

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yeah we didn't have a washing up liquid bottle finished in time. lol

      Delete
  3. Great idea to get the kids involved and for a competition. Well done also for promoting science! Afshan.

    ReplyDelete
  4. This is a fantastic idea to get kids involved with Science week. We love crafts, I think Max would love to get involved.

    ReplyDelete
  5. What a great rocket! It's nice to get involved in things like Science week, we never did much like that when I was at school x

    ReplyDelete
  6. Wow, that's an amazing rocket, I would not have thought to use bottle tops! My daughter made a rocket at school but I had no idea it was science week!

    ReplyDelete
  7. aw wow thats an amazing rocket and looks like she had so much fun making it

    ReplyDelete
  8. This is so cute. Well done little one x

    ReplyDelete
  9. We had a lovely time making rockets, I have tweeted a photo.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Wow that's brilliant
    Looks like you both had fun with lily helping to create the perfect master rocket she looks really proud of it

    ReplyDelete
  11. Wow that's brilliant
    Looks like you both had fun with lily helping to create the perfect master rocket she looks really proud of it

    ReplyDelete
  12. This is just so cute, I wonder who had the most fun though ;) x

    ReplyDelete