Our chapter did an outreach event where we helped children make paper rockets and launch them with a special launcher using compressed air. It was great fun, the kids loved it, and it only cost the paper and sellotape, as we borrowed the launcher from the university engineering department. Has anyone else done stuff like this, with paper rockets or water rockets? What's the best way of doing it to get kids interested in space?
Also, we went to the East Anglia Rocketry Society (http://www.ears.org.uk
) and I bought a small rocket with a C motor for £22, and we built it there and launched it straight away, which was really fun. Has anyone else done stuff like this before? What would you recommend I try next? I can't afford to spend loads on expensive rocket gear, but it was a lot of fun, and that one was quite cheap.