Stomp Rocket

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It doesn't take rocket science to launch a rocket. A fun activity has pupils build a rocket that launches when they stomp on a plastic bottle. They learn how the escaping compressed gas from the bottle causes the rocket to fly.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Take the class outside to launch the rockets
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires a variety of materials; see the website for a comprehensive list
  • Be sure to go over any safety rules before launching the rockets
Pros
  • Provides some troubleshooting tips for instructors
  • Includes a video that shows the process of constructing the rockets
Cons
  • None