Rescue rockets

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This is Challenge One of the 2016-17  bp Ultimate  STEM Challenge competition.  The competition is open to teams of two to four students aged 11 to 14 from across the UK.  Students can win some fantastic prizes, including an invitation to a celebratory event at the Science Museum, an Ultimate STEM experience day, £500 for their school and Science Museum goodies.

bp operates oil rigs and ships around the world, often in remote places. While emergencies are rare, distress rockets or flares offer a visual signal that can be seen from many miles away. However, rocket propellants are not always good for the environment. The challenge for students is to investigate the most efficient design for a water-powered rocket.  How you tackle this challenge is completely up to you and your students. You may wish to use these optional introductory resources to get them started. 

You can view resources to support this challenge here.

Please register as we would like to hear if you are intending to enter and offer you support through our STEM Ambassador network.

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