This demonstration involves fire and is intended for trained chemistry teachers. Do not do this at home. Homer Hickam’s Rocket Boys is the story of kids in the 1950’s who were fascinated with rocket science. The characters use pipes filled with gun powder to experiment with rocketry. Teachers use the book as a literary connection […]
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Film canisters have long been a staple on the science teacher’s list of must have items. I can remember visiting the store where we had our film processed and picking up a grocery bag filled with the containers. All of that changed, however, when the world went digital, and our supply of film canisters dried […]
Houston, we have lift-off! The fourth graders at Wilder Elementary in Littleton, Colorado, invited me to participate in their annual paper rocket launch. This 4th grade unit is inspired by the original rocket boy, Homer Hickam. Instead of using pieces of lead pipe and gun powder, these kid-friendly rockets are made from construction paper, tape […]
Houston, we have lift-off! Fifth graders from Mrs. Heaton’s class at Willow Creek Elementary invited me to participate in their annual paper rocket launch. The rockets were made from construction paper, tape and clay… that’s it. No engines or explosives in these rockets – the only fuel was 30 pounds of air pressure. I learned […]
Use with our Flat Fizzers and water to make a rocketing film canister. An explosive lesson in air pressure and motion.
Pop your top with these flying film canisters while you learn about the classic acid/base chemical reaction & see the power of air pressure up close.
Build a soda powered car to discover the fizzing science of soda. Perform over a dozen experiments & explore Newton’s Laws of Motion.
Unleash the power of bubbling CO2 to launch a film canister! Learn about air pressure & Newton’s first law of motion. SICK Science video link included.
The classic acid-base reaction resulting in the addictive POP of a film canister launch while exploring air pressure and Newton’s first law of motion.
Turn bubbling concoctions into rocket fuel, make bags explode with CO2, & trigger a geyser of soda 30 feet high! SICK Science video links included.