Rockets Away!

Rockets Away!: Exploring the Science of Forces and Motion

Recommended for teachers and other group leaders, this popular favorite is now up-to-date and more effective than ever at teaching the concepts of forces and motion via rocketry. The project's exciting conclusion is building and launching 2-liter bottle water rockets. A Rockets Away Student Logbook is required for each student. A bottle-rocket launcher may be available from your county Extension office, or see below for ordering launchers we have used and like.

 

Equipment

2-Liter Bottle Launcher

Launchers that Extension educators have found helpful include these:

AquaPod Bottle Launcher, hogwildtoys.com/aquapod
Aquaport II Water Rocket Launcher, pitsco.com
Blast Away Launcher, blastawaylauncher.com
EZ-Launch Pop Bottle Launcher, ez-launch.com

(Endorsement of these products by The Ohio State University is neither intended nor implied.)

Bike Pump

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.)