The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in South West London will be hosting its 19th annual Water Rocket Challenge on 20th June, where teams of all ages and abilities, from school children to corporate executives, will compete to build the best performing rockets.
Running since 1999 the challenge is open to all and welcomes spectators. Every year NPL hosts students from many schools, who come forward and compete for the title of the best school-made water rocket. Teams of up to six create a rocket, powered by just water and air pressure and scored based on how long their rocket is in the air, plus bonus seconds gained from landing in target zones.
As usual, the Water Rocket Challenge is open to all schools and the general public, however this year, for the first time ever, we are expanding the fun to businesses with our Company Challenge. Teams will have 90 minutes to open a box and follow enclosed instructions to create a rocket and will then compete in the Main Challenge against each other, with an award going to the winning team.
Official Link: http://www.npl.co.uk/educate-explore/water-rocket-challenge/