How do rockets lift off?
Part of the Cornerstones Love to Investigate series, How do rockets lift off? is a science investigation in which children put different-sized effervescent tablets in camera film canisters containing different quantities of water to create carbon dioxide gas. They try different combinations to see which one will force the canister lid off and propel it furthest.
Format: 4 page A4 booklet
Investigation type: Comparative or fair test; Pattern seeking
Related Curriculum Project: Stargazers
Delivery: 3-5 working days
About Love to Investigate
Get your class excited about science with our series of 126 practical scientific investigations. They cover tricky topics in new and unusual ways while encouraging children to be curious, ask questions and explore the world around them. You’ll also have no problems getting them up to speed and interested, with topics including evolution, mechanisms and air resistance.