In this 120 minute hands-on, classroom based program, students try their hand at rocket science through the building and testing of stomp rockets. They'll understand volume, compressibility, and the four forces of flight through conducting investigations that demonstrate these concepts.

NEW! This program is brand new for the 2024/25 school year to reflect the new science curriculum for grade 5 and is based around the organizing idea: energy. 


  • Grade level: 5
  • Curriculum connections: energy - students will gain understanding of the 4 forces of flight, their opposing forces, and their impact on flight through vertical movement
  • Price per class of up to 30 for field trips in September-December: $250
  • Price per class of up to 30 for field trips in January-June: $270
  • Additional price per student past 30: advance payment required during the month of the scheduled trip; $8/student
  • Program duration: 120 minutes
  • Format: hands-on workshop
  • Adult supervision requirement: 1 adult per 10 students; minimum 2 adults


  • Programs are available Monday - Friday during school hours
  • Programs must be booked in advance with a minimum of 2 weeks' notice
  • Listed program duration does not include snack/washroom breaks. Please mention at the time of booking if you would like to have a break during your program
  • This program takes place in our classroom and does not include time to tour the museum
  • Multiple class bookings may be available, please inquire for more information
  • In order to stay for the full day two school programs must be booked
  • Cancellations or changes to a booking are permitted up to three weeks prior to your program without penalty. Cancellations or major changes with less than three weeks’ notice will result in additional fees
  • Programs must be paid for in full before or on the day of the program, a 10% late fee may apply otherwise

Please note:

To book a school program the group of students and accompanying chaperons must be participating in an organized field trip through an institution accredited by Alberta Education or an equivalent from another jurisdiction. Click here for information on programs available to other youth groups.

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