Faculty of
Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

Aerospace engineers are tasked with, among other things, the design of rockets to deliver a payload and return it safely to the ground. Students will work together in groups to design, construct and launch a solid fuel model rocket. The workshop teaches concepts such as analysing and balancing forces, aerodynamics, differential equations and decision-making. An extended session (2.5hrs) will have students also calculating the predicted height of their rocket before launch.

Please direct enquiries to: outreach@eait.uq.edu.au

Workshop details

Workshop type: Engineering

Year level: Year 7 - 12

Duration: 1.5 - 2 hours

Book this workshop

Minimum number of students: 10

Maximum number of students: 30

Availability: 9am - 4pm Monday - Friday

Boys and girls setting up a rocket