May 12, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Hiller Aviation Museum
601 Skyway Rd
San Carlos CA

Meet Hiller Aviation Museum staff and build an aviation-themed project online in a special Virtual Invention Lab session!

Programs meets Wednesdays at 1 PM, and Saturdays & Sundays at 10 AM.

Presented live via Zoom from the Invention Lab studio!    No pre-registration required, just drop in!

Virtual Invention Lab topics Summer 2020

  • Prepare for Re-Entry (July 15-19, August 12-16)
  • High-Flying Kites (July 22-26, August 19-23)
  • Paper Helicopters (July 29-August 2, August 26-30)
  • Straw Rockets (July 8-12, August 5-9)

Free of charge!


Current Activity

July 8-12

Straw Rockets

July 15-19

Prepare for Re-Entry

Straw Rockets

Investigate the science of rocket propulsion and Newton’s Third Law with a simple air-powered rocket!

30-minute activity offered at 10 AM, repeating at 10:30 AM for late joiners.

Supply List

  • Scissors
  • Tape (clear tape works best)
  • Markers
  • Straws (plastic, paper or reusable all OK)

Pattern and Zoom Link

Straw Rocket Template

Space Capsule Template

Zoom Link

Zoom link active only during scheduled Virtual Invention Lab sessions.