The Smithsonian Learning Lab hosts a regular series of free professional development webinars for teachers. The next one is titled Using Rockets to Investigate Forces and Motion. 

The free webinar will be on Tuesday, April 11th at 4pm ET. The Smithsonian hosts the webinars on YouTube which means you don’t need to register to attend. Simply go here on the Smithsonian Education YouTube channel to join the live event. The recording of the live event will also be available at the same link. 

In this week’s live webinar participants will learn how to make straw rockets and learn about a variety of other activities they can do with their students to help them learn how things fly. 

If you can’t wait for the webinar and want to get a headstart on making straw rockets, watch How to Build Paper Rockets. It is a SciShow Kids video that is based on the directions that NASA provides for making straw rockets and the teacher guide for making stomp rockets