3 rocket experiments to try

With the big push for STEM in schools, an increase in home schooling, it’s no big surprise that we are seeing an increased interest in our Science Parties. One of the most popular activities from our science parties is the rocket making. That’s why we’ve gathered together three brilliant rocket making activities you can do at home with household items. The great thing is that these activities aren’t another version of the rocket from our science parties, these rockets will teach your little scientist more about rockets. These rockets are suited to little scientists of all ages and include great printables.

Straw Rockets

One of our team saw these during a trip to their local Museum last school holidays, and they were incredibly popular.

Buggy and Buddy mention that you can run investigations over angles of the straw vs distance/height achieved.  You can see how far the rockets go.

This rocket experiment is great for smaller children.

https://buggyandbuddy.com/straw-rockets-with-free-rocket-template/

Balloon straw rockets

Taking the next step up from blowing the rocket are these balloon rockets. They take a little more coordination than the previous rocket but offer more flexibility.

Little scientists can investigate the effect of fins on their rocket as well as angle and distance.

We love the way that 10 minutes of quality time are thinking outside the box for this one.

https://10minutesofqualitytime.com/balloon-straw-rocket-kids/

When Science Illustrated make a rocket

Science Illustrated has to be one of our favourite science magazines and their website is great because they offer the science behind the experiment. Very important knowledge for those enquiring minds at our science parties.

These rockets are great for classrooms, stringing up in holidays, or racing small deliveries to others.

http://scienceillustrated.com.au/blog/in-the-mag/do-it-yourself-science-projects-make-a-balloon-powered-rocket/

 

Other than rockets, what is your favourite science experiment?

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