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CLIP 13905

Stargazing Challenge - How to make a rocket

Stargazing Challenge - How to make a rocket
Key Info
  • Stargazing Challenge - How to make a rocket
  • Duration: 05:09
  • Children make simple rockets from film containers, water and fizzy vitamin tablets. Jem Stansfield describes the irreversible reaction and the forces involved in the rocket launch. This is set against a brief history of rockets and an explanation of how real rockets work.
  • Subject:



    Forces: Pushes and Pulls

  • Keywords: Stargazing challenge, Stargazing, rocket, rocket launch, space, spaceship, Apollo, irreversible change, forces
Ideas for use in class
  • These rockets can make a useful investigation as part of Science work on space, forces or irreversible changes. Children could choose to investigate the effects of changing either the amount of water, the amount of fizzy vitamin tablet used or the amount or style of the decoration.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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