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In this physics activity, learners build their own rockets out of film canisters and construction paper, then discover how a chemical reaction (from a mix of water and Alka-Seltzer) creates gas pressure to propel the craft. The activity explores the three states of matter and Newton’s Laws of Motion.

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: TK/K to 12

    Topics: States of Matter (solids, liquids, gases), Earth's Resources, Chemical Reactions & Stoichiometry, Earth & Space Science, Energy & Work, Force & Motion, Chemistry, Physics, Ecology & Ecosystems, Engineering & Design

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    Tool for: Students