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Local kids participating in the It's Rocket Science activity last school holidays.

Hinkler Hall of Aviation is inviting kids to learn all about the wonders of rockets and space technology these holidays as part of the It’s Rocket Science program.

There are four one-hour sessions being held on Friday 23 September in which participants will be taught all about the scientific principles behind how and why things fly.

Whether a young scientist, budding engineer or space fanatic, these session have something for everyone.

Council’s Arts, Culture and Events portfolio spokesperson Cr John Learmonth said the sessions were a great way for kids to learn all about different scientific principles in a fun way.

“These sessions are a fantastic way for our kids to learn all about a range of topics relating to space in a fun and interactive setting,” he said.

“It is a great opportunity for local kids to discover the wonders of rockets and space technology.”

Participants will learn about the following topics:

  • The secret to successful rocket flights
  • The scientific principles behind how and why things fly
  • Learn about who invented rockets
  • What makes space exploration possible in this spectacular science, engineering, and technology experience
  • Test your engineering and design thinking skills with the water rocket challenge

Kids will make a simple bottle rocket from recycled items then experience the spectacular fun of launching water propelled rockets to high altitude all from a simple soft drink bottle

There are four one-hour sessions on Friday 23 September at 9 am, 10.30 am, 12.30 pm and 2 pm.

Book tickets for the It's Rocket Science event here. Tickets are $5 each plus booking fee.

Suitable for children aged 8 to 13 years of age.

T & Cs: Children are required to be Junior Aviator Club Members. Non-members to join on the day.

It is free to join the Junior Aviator’s Club with more detail available here.

While you are at the Hinkler Hall of Aviation, don’t forget to check out the new exhibition ‘Out of This World’ Australia in the Space Age in the gallery.

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