Great Lakes Science Center Offers Extra Outdoor Rocketry Fun

Great Lakes Science Center Offers Extra Outdoor Rocketry Fun

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The giant “green roof” of Great Lakes Science Center’s parking garage will feature some extra STEM activities over Labor Day weekend, including rockets, chemistry and a fruit flying summer finale.

Two rocketry activities will take place outside from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 5, and Monday, Sept. 7, and from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 6. Experiment with paper rockets and test their flight capabilities in an aerodynamic engineering challenge using air pressure; and use a chemical reaction to launch a film canister in a chemistry and rockets activity.

Watch in wonder as GLSC staff explores forces and motion to move, lift and launch objects through the air, sometimes with explosive results, in a special outdoor Big Science Show at 3:15 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The big finale on Monday at 1:15 p.m. is a chemical reaction that will send the fruit flying when staff blows up a watermelon!

For more information, safety procedures and to purchase tickets, visit

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