STEM Storytime – Astronaut Ice Cream, Rockets and Space - Oh My!
Join Let's Talk Science Outreach to read Philip Bunting's book, "Give Me Some Space!" and complete a hands-on science activity about rockets!
In this activity, students will explore all about space. They will learn what astronaut ice cream is and what a rocket does when it is launched into space. They will then use everyday household items to create their own paper rockets.
For this activity, students will need:
- Printable Rocket template (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1c_2_3dD6rqRfxZEDN7WFBvu9tLNt4XI3/view?usp=share_link). Students can also draw their own rockets.
- 2 straws of different diameters (10 mm and 8 mm, for example - one has to fit inside the other)
- Markers, crayons, or pencil crayons to colour their rockets
- Tape or clear glue
Quick description of activity: Students will cut out and colour their rocket (optional). They will cut a piece of the larger straw, tape it at the end, and attach it to their paper rocket. Then will then place the smaller straw into the back of their rocket and blow into the straw to launch it.
Please join us for our weekly STEM Storytime series on Tuesdays at 1pm ET in English! For each week that you participate in a STEM Storytime live event, you’ll receive an entry in our monthly draw for a $50 gift card to buy books for your classroom! If you cannot make it to a live session, feel free to register and you will be sent a link to the recording afterwards.
You can find upcoming listings on the events section of the Let’s Talk Science website: https://letstalkscience.ca/events?type=storytime.