Learning about science can be fun - and easy!
Rockets need force to lift off, use this lesson as a simple way to teach your little learner about rockets!
Using some basic materials, enjoy these easy-peasy activities that will teach them about the use of force and movement!
To Build Your Rocket
- Tie the string to one point, add the straw in between, and then tie it to another point in the room
- Take the balloon and blow it up and keep the opening close
- Tape the balloon to the straw and then release it
- Watch as the force of the air pushes the straw forward! Try blowing it up to different amounts or changing the length of the string - what happens?
Rocket Experiment #2: Fun With Chemistry!
Try a fun experiment to get your rocket moving using some basic kitchen ingredients!
- Empty water bottle
- 4 pencils
- A cork for the bottle
- Baking soda
- Take the empty water bottle and tape the four pencils so the pencils stick up past the opening of the bottle to make a stand
- Decorate your rocket
- Pour in a tablespoon of baking soda
- Add a tablespoon of Vinegar to the bottle
- Place the cork on quickly but not too far in and place it on its pencil stand
- Walk away from the bottle and wait for the chemical reaction to take place
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