STEM Program Overview
We Make The Curriculum Fly!
Primary Stem Incursions
Practical, Experiment-Based Learning
It’s Rocket Science Adventures uses flight and space science as a spectacular platform to create learning pathways in STEM subject areas of the Australian Curriculum, with practical, experiment-based learning.
Our incursion facilitators have real-world experience in aviation and aerospace and love sharing their passion with young people. We aim to inspire students to ask questions, progress in their learning and maybe even pursue STEM careers.
STEM incursions Are Curriculum Led
STEM incursions for Prep/Foundation to Year 6 are curriculum led, meaning you will see direct links to the achievement standards of the Australian Curriculum. In Prep/Foundation, years 1, 2 and 3 we focus on how things move, the properties of materials, the effect of forces to make things fly and the design and use of sustainable materials. In years 4, 5 and 6, our incursions explore forces in greater depth and consider our place in space, technology, sustainability and energy transformation.
Easy For You & Fun For Students
We come to you with everything done to create meaningful learning pathways that you can build and extend on, throughout the term.
Our unique rocket launch system will be remembered long after we’re gone and is an exciting way to engage and get hands on with real science, technology, engineering and maths solutions.
Prep To Year 6 STEM Incursions
High, Higher & Highest
Be a rocket scientist for the day, exploring the properties and movement of flying objects. Students will make a simple bottle rocket and then use their senses to compare the push and pull forces used to move flying objects to see what flies higher, faster or further. Watch their excitement take off as their rocket is launched 60 metres into the air!
Living & Non-Living
Create your very own habitat for growing plants on another planet. Students will explore the conditions needed for living things to grow and learn fun facts about food grown in space. They will experiment with their own bean seed in a bag which will have to survive a rocket launch and journey before sprouting in its new destination. Your classroom will become a mini-greenhouse to monitor plant growth to discover how plants are vital for sustainable survival.
Push & Pull
Discover the fast-moving fun of air transport and understand how push and pull forces make things fly. Learn how forces affect the way objects move. Students will explore the factors that affect an object’s movement through the air.
Sustainable Space is an engineering, sustainability and recycling challenge. Students will investigate the suitability of materials and components to build and test a sustainable flying vehicle using the reduce, reuse and recycle concept. Discovering the methods of space transport from the past and present, they will explore the environmental impact of space junk and why sustainable space exploration using renewable energy will be essential for shaping the growth of future communities and habitats.
Using the power of air, this gravity-defying unit will have students explore the interaction of forces, direction of motion and gravity, with effects of friction when exerted on vehicles that fly. Students will conduct a fair test investigation and experience the extraordinary fun of rocket science to build, launch and measure the thrust (push) force on each launch of their bottle rocket. Discover the principles of basic aerodynamics, flight trajectories and propulsion (energy) with real flying bottle rockets.
My Place In Space
Explore the science that overcame enormous challenges to help man walk on the moon and space missions past and present that contributed to scientific understanding of our place in the universe. Consider the advances in technology made from space exploration and the future of space junk, sustainable tourism and interplanetary travel. Students will experience the spectacular fun of rocket science and launch their own space mission through this STEM based investigation.
Probability & Statistics
Students will use rocket science as the launchpad for an exciting fair testing experiment to explore chance, probability and statistics. Using the oval as their rocket range, students will launch rockets and record how many land in each quadrant of the oval.
A composite class or need to build something unique?
Our educators and facilitators have real-world industry experience in aviation, aerospace and rocketry. So take advantage of our experience and ask us to design a program to meet your learning goals. Our programs are versatile and flexible, and so are we, so partner with us to design an experiment or program the way you want it.
STEM Program Overview
Primary & Secondary 60 minutes
Maximum 30 Students per session
Primary & Secondary 90 minutes
Maximum 30 Students per session
Terms & Conditions
*Price excludes GST. A minimum booking of $500 applies. Additional travel fees may apply to your service location. Full Terms & Conditions.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Are the activities safe?
Safety is our profession and we have made every effort to minimise risk. Supervision of your children is your responsibility, where participants engage in activities at their own risk. Instruction in safety procedures and safe handling of equipment will be provided by the facilitator prior to field experiments. All workshops are covered by our Public Liability Insurance. We have an Activity Provider Risk assessment and all our facilitators and technicians are qualified to identify, reduce or eliminate potential risk of harm to all participants and will continue to be closely evaluated. We provide special considerations for participants with medical, behavioural or special needs who require additional assistance or support to ensure their participation is enjoyable.
WHAT IS YOUR SERVICE AREA?
Generally, our service area is Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Ipswich & Toowoomba, however, we do coordinate travel nationwide so give us a call for more information.
WHAT IF WE HAVE MORE THAN ONE GROUP PARTICIPATING IN AN INCURSION?
We can accommodate multiple workshops for an incursion and can assist with scheduling throughout the booking process. It may require more than one facilitator for the day.
WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE?
The maximum group size is 30 children per session, and we recommend separate sessions for larger centres. We try to keep the ratio of supervising adults to children at around 1:15.
HOW DO WE PAY?
An email confirmation and invoice is provided at the time of booking and our terms are payment in full within seven (7) days of an incursion, via direct bank transfer is preferred unless stated otherwise. All incursions requiring travel outside Brisbane Metropolitan area (i.e. rural, regional, remote or interstate) our invoice terms are payment upfront and in full within seven (7) of booking.
All pricing is exclusive of G.S.T. and an additional travel fee may apply to your service location, where we endeavour to use the most economical and time-efficient route of travel to your location. Associated travel costs, including tolls, will apply if the route determined by a team member incurs such a cost for the purposes of providing you with a booked workshop.
What is your cancellation policy?
A cancellation within 3 weeks of a workshop will be charged at 40% of the invoiced fee. Any cancellations received less than 7 days before the booking date will be charged at 80% of the invoiced fee. Absolutely no refunds will be offered for cancellations made less than 24 hours within a workshop, or where an incursion is deemed to have begun and is, for all intents and purposes, underway. The full booking fee will be charged.
Where bookings requiring travel outside the Brisbane Metropolitan area (i.e. rural, regional, remote or interstate) are confirmed, any cancellation from booking will be charged at 50% of the invoiced fee. Cancellations less than 14 days or less will not be eligible for any refund.
WHEN DO YOU SUPPLY BLUE CARD, CERTIFICATE OF CURRENCY AND RISK ASSESSMENT DETAILS?
We will email all relevant documents for the workshop as required by legislation once the booking process is commenced.
WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS?
In the event of wet weather, the workshop maybe relocated, postponed or cancelled. If an alternative date for rescheduling is not agreed, then a full refund will be made for any workshop payments. It’s Rocket Science Adventures will not be responsible for any cost other than the workshop payment.
ARE THE WORKSHOPS SUITABLE AND ACCESSIBLE FOR ALL?
Yes, we welcome all ages, fitness levels and advocate inclusive education. Please email us ahead of time of relevant needs and we will endeavour to provide satisfaction.