Explore Chem World
Visit the Cube and explore Chem World, a hands-on experience of chemistry where students can conduct virtual chemistry experiments.
Rocket fuel experiments
Test different rocket fuel and oxygen combinations on The Cube and balance combustion equations back in the classroom.
Using the calculations undertaken in the workshop, students will return to Chem World to put their rockets to the virtual test.
|Capacity||16-32 students. If you want to bring more students, email firstname.lastname@example.org|
|When||School days: Monday-Friday|
|Duration||Half day or full day|
|Where||QUT Gardens Point, Science and Engineering Centre|
Students launch virtual rockets on The Cube and analyse the chemistry involved in getting a rocket into space.
They investigate fuel types and work out which fuel:oxygen ratio produces the most effective means of lift. They learn how to balance chemical equations to determine exhaust velocity, thrust and specific impulse, and then optimise their parameters in a competition for the best virtual rocket launch.
Topics covered in this workshop:
- introduction to balancing equations.
Book this workshop
You can request a booking for one of these options:
- 1 full-day workshop
- 1 half-day workshop
- 2 half-day workshops run on the same day. Find more workshops.
You can also add a 30-minute interactive experience at The Cube to your visit.
All bookings are subject to availability of university spaces and presenters
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