3… 2… 1… Blast Off!!!

Today grade 2 students in Mr. McKillip’s class had an opportunity to learn about rockets first hand from their grade 5 buddies in Ms. Jenny’s class.

Nuzaina and Anmol said “Grade 5 students have been studying about Space, The Final Frontier. We have been learning about planets, asteroids, meteors, comets, the Sun and gravity. We created our mini-rockets and launched them using different types of energy.”

Below are some examples of our rockets being launched.

Here students mixed vinegar (an acid) with baking soda (a base) to create a chemical reaction that was used to propel their rocket. Watch this short video clip to see what happened.

Again students used a chemical reaction to create pressure from the carbon dioxide gas being released into the sealed bottle. The slight explosion propelled the student’s rocket. Watch this short video clip to see what happened.

Using pressure created by pumping air into the water bottle atop the launch stand, this student was able to propel his rocket high into the air. Watch this short video clip to see what happened.

Games and other Rocket Fun!

NASA’s Rocket Builder – Build your own fleet of rocket ships
Addition Blast Off – Can you add as fast as a rocket?

You can play these and other Rocket Games from NASA Kids Club!

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