Weekend Activity Balloon Rocket

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Basic Information

Make this simplest of rockets this weekend.

Duration: 
00 hours 15 mins
Objective: 

Apart from the fun part of flying a balloon rocket, following concepts can be explored.

  • Newton's Third Law of Motion (Action/Reaction)
  • What role friction play in motion?
  • What is the minimum air your chosen balloon needs to have to make a blast off?
Activity Steps: 
 

 

Here is a 1minute video clip of how to do it.

For more such activities you will find NASA's educator's guide to Rockets very interesting.

 

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