STEM at Home: Water-Powered Rocket

Three… Two… One… 🚀. We’re building a water-powered bottle rocket on this #StemAtHome.

STEM at Home: Bottle Rocket supplies

Step-by-Step Instructions

STEM at Home: Bottle Rocket 1

Use your ruler to draw out three cardboard fins for the rocket. Cut out fins. 

 

STEM at Home: Bottle Rocket 2

Use duct tape to attach your fins to the soda bottle. 

 

STEM at Home: Bottle Rocket 3

Trace a circle and cut out to make the nose cone for your rocket.

 

STEM at Home: Bottle Rocket 4

Cut the circle halfway in diameter, so that you can fold it to make the nose cone shape.

 

STEM at Home: Bottle Rocket 5

Tape the nose cone to the bottle.

 

STEM at Home: Bottle Rocket 6

Insert a standard inflating needle through the cork. Make sure the needle comes out on the other side of the cork.

 

STEM at Home: Bottle Rocket 7

Fill the soda bottle 1/3 full of water.

 

STEM at Home: Bottle Rocket 8

Insert the cork into the mouth of the soda bottle.

 

STEM at Home: Bottle Rocket 9

Pump the soda bottle full of air.

 

STEM at Home: Bottle Rocket 10

Blast off! 

Your Instructor: Matt Kohut

Lenovo's Matt Kohut

Matt is a Director in Lenovo’s Service Offering Development. When he’s not designing next generation services, he can be found spending time with family, camping or working on his latest home improvement project.

WARNING: Adult supervision required. Experiments may involve electricity, magnetism and other elements, and are intended for children 5 years and older with continuous adult supervision/assistance. Some of the supplies necessary to conduct these experiments could pose choking or other safety hazards to children of all ages.
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