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CLIP 10869

Toffee-powered rocket-bike

Toffee-powered rocket-bike

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Key Info
  • Toffee-powered rocket-bike
  • Duration: 04:31
  • Bang Goes the Theory presenter Jem uses laughing gas and toffee to create hybrid rocket fuel to power his bicycle. He gives a detailed explanation of his recipe for fuel - using toffee and peanuts for energy. He goes on to explain the powerful forces unleashed once the fuel starts to burn. Finally we get to see Jem on his rocket-powered bicycle, and a strong warning not to try this at home!
  • Subject:



    Chem: Chemical Reactions

  • Keywords: expansion, calories, forces, power, engineering, invention, BangGoesTheTheory, nutrition, energy in food
Ideas for use in class
  • Share the video and discuss the scientific processes involved. Pupils watch the video and create their own labelled diagram of the rocket and their explanation of the physical processes at work. Clip 17 from the Bang Goes the Theory teachers pack. To download the pdf please go to
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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