Monday, 21 May 2018

Tech Week NZ - Joining the live stream today with OMG tech!

What do you know about Rocket Lab?  

How do rockets take off? 

What is rocket propulsion? 

What does a satellite do? 

Can we live on Mars? 

These were all questions we heard answered today when R14 joined in a live stream at 1:30pm today. We heard young students interviewing scientists who work for Rocket Lab in New Zealand talk about what it was that made them interested in Space. University Professors showed their satellite projects and real astronauts from the United States showed us what it was like to have no gravity. Then we started out with a simple rocket launch experiment ourselves:

We had such a lot of fun - try it at home!


  1. Awesome work Room 14, can't wait to try this at home.

  2. Wow how exciting!!!! Joined in a live stream -Woo hoo! It must have been really interesting having a University Professors show you their satellite projects and real astronauts from the United States show you what it was like to have no gravity. Looking forward to seeing your rocket launch experiments.

  3. Tracey (Blakes Mum)23 May 2018 at 13:03

    This looks super cool. We've got balloons ready to try this. You guys do the best, interesting things in Room 14. Great job

  4. Wow that looks so fun! how far did you make it go?

  5. That was very fun for my very first time.
    In the weekend my family and me did it as well as at school.The experiment was amazing!
    Great job room 14!
    by Natasha

  6. That looks so much fun! I wish I was in your class. Beau's Mum

  7. Rockets! Well I think some of you might grow up to be rocket scientists! How exciting joining the live stream to hear from the experts. NZ is becoming a world leader in rocket engineering and rockets going into space launched in Aotearoa too!


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Mrs Trembath and Mrs Smith

(from left) Mrs Smith, Mrs Trembath, Mrs Cammell, Whaea - the 2018 Year 3 team wish you all the best for the Summer Holidays!