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Posted On 14 May 2020
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Home-made balloon rockets

You will need: 

A balloon



A straw.

Explore how rockets propel themselves by making these simple home-made rockets. Work indoors or outdoors!

  1. Feed a straw onto a length of string (about 8-10ft long).
  2. Set up the length of string – make sure it is taught – between two points.
  3. Inflate a balloon but don’t tie the end.
  4. Whilst holding the end of the balloon, attach it to the drinking straw using a piece of tape.
  5. Countdown and let go of the end of the tape and watch your ‘rocket’ fly along the string!


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