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The Rockets Away! educational program teaches the science of rocketry through the use of hands-on experiments, computer software, and the building and launching of 2-liter bottle rockets and solid-fuel model rockets.
501 Rockets Away! (2-liter Bottles)
Study the science of rocketry through a variety of hands-on experiments for all ages. Members conclude this project by building and launching 2-liter bottle water rockets. A rocket launcher of access to a rocket launcher is required.
503 Rockets Away! (Solid-Fuel Model Rockets)
Study the science of rocketry through a variety of hands-on experiments for all ages. Members conclude this project by building and launching a solid-fuel model rocket. The rocket must be built from a kit only; no scratch building. As of 2021, a basic solid-fuel rocket kit and engine cost less than $50. Large rockets are more expensive and are not required for competitive success.
Designing Your Own Model Rocket
by Mark Ponder
Available for free download, this supplement to the 503M Rocketry Master project discusses basic aspects of model rocket design, including safety, clustering, staging, stability, and more. Sample rocket projects and resources are also included.
2-Liter Bottle Launcher
Launchers that Extension educators have found helpful include these:
- AquaPod Bottle Launcher, amazon.com/Aquapod-Bottle-Launcher-Launch-Bottles/dp/B003Y5DOJC
- Aquaport II Water Rocket Launcher, pitsco.com
- EZ-Launch Pop Bottle Launcher, ez-launch.com
(Endorsement of these products by The Ohio State University is neither intended nor implied.)
The Deluxe Port Pump II from Pitsco Education includes heavy-duty construction and an easy-to-see pressure gauge. Product details and ordering are available at pitsco.com. Call 800-835-0686 for more information.
(Endorsement of this product by The Ohio State University is neither intended nor implied.)
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