3-2-1 take-off for youngsters.
Byline: By NATALIE MULLIN News Correspondent
YOUNGSTERS at a local school built a giant rocket as part of the National Science Week.
The 3m-high Lowerhouses One and a solar system was made by youngsters at Lowerhouses Primary School.
It was part of the National Science Week, celebrating 200 years since Charles Darwin's birth.
The rocket was made out of cardboard Cardboard is a generic non-specific term for a heavy duty paper based product. Paperboard
Paperboard is a paper based material. It is often used for folding cartons, set-up boxes, carded packaging, etc. and shapes with a collage collage (kəläzh`, kō–) [Fr.,=pasting], technique in art consisting of cutting and pasting natural or manufactured materials to a painted or unpainted surface—hence, a work of art in this medium. behind it. All 180 student aged from three to 11 participated in the science week.
The youngsters also participated in a quiz A quiz is a form of game or mind sport in which the players (as individuals or in teams) attempt to answer questions correctly. Quizzes are also brief assessments used in education and similar fields to measure growth in knowledge, abilities, and/or skills. .The kids aged three to seven years old had a colouring quiz and the kids aged seven to 11 years old had an online science quiz.
The top price was two cinema tickets.
Julie Markowycz, science co-ordinator at the school said: "The kids have done really well.
"The activity was very practical and they absolutely loved working together especially cutting out the shapes."
READY TO ORBIT: Karen Kenworthy, left, and Julie Markowycz with pupils Lowerhouses pupils showing off their giant rocket (PC130309Hlowerhouses-01)