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Build A Model Rocket

Learn about space travel and the laws of physics by building your own model rocket or spacecraft!

Build Your Own Model Rocket

Building your own model rocket can be as simple or as difficult as you want it to be. You can build your own rocket fairly easily using a few basic supplies from your house or build a more sophisticated rocket by putting together a model rocket ship from a hobby store. Buying a kit from a hobby store can cost a lot more money, but your rocket will also travel a lot higher and go way faster.

  • To build your own model rocket using a bottle, a balloon and some seltzer tablets
  • For directions on how to build a bottle rocket powered by water.
  • Whatever rocket you decide to build, always test them outside! A rocket fired into a light fixture or ceiling fan almost always causes problems with the 'rents.

Flight Test Lab Spacecraft

If you'd like to learn more about space travel, how rockets work and how to build your own rocket, check out the book Flight Test Lab: Spacecraft from Silver Dolphin Books. This book gives you the basics on how rockets make it into space and comes with a model rocket that you can put together yourself to lauch four different spacecraft. The model rocket is a bit cheap but it can lauch about 70 feet in the air, so make sure you try it outside. For more info on this book click here

Model Rockets - Competitions

So you think you've built the ultimate model rocket that would impress even the best scientists at NASA? Well, why not enter a model rocket competition. There are more than one-hundred model rocket clubs across the United States, which hold dozens of different contests and events each year. For more info on model rocket clubs and competitions, head to www.nar.org.

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Where Would You Like To Travel In Space?

  • The Moon.
  • Mars.
  • Uranus.
  • No where - I'd like to just stay on Earth.

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ThePaleWalker636
"unicornsrule626" wrote:Mabel and Harry Potter (I didn't really intend these to be cross-franchise, but I guess it works...) This child is unusually short for the height of his parents, but his energy and optimism make up for it. His magic is mostly centered around pranks and jokes, and he wants to work in Weasley's Wizard Wheezes when he grows up, but he won't say no to an adventure in the Forbidden Forest. He wears jeans, long sleeved shirts, and a dark leather vest over it all. He grows out his hair long and puts it in a ponytail, and his green eyes are full of life and energy. He has a strong moral compass, not afraid to get his hands dirty to protect the ones he loves. Steven x Peridot (Stevidot)
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unicornsrule626
wow that's super hard! hmmm i think pizza would you rather be sucked into a book or movie?
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Abbergrl
Abbergrl posted in Forum Games:
Ahahaha I guess I'd like the shoes playing music when I walk better :p Would you rather eat too much chocolate or pizza?
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unicornsrule626
really?! i'd rather.....go to jail! just kidding, clean my room would you rather have your clothes sing when you wear them or your shoes play music everytime you walk?
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Abbergrl
Abbergrl posted in Forum Games:
Ahhh. Funny I was gonna ask something similar yesterday XD Hmm.. do something super embarrassing, ig because then I turn red like a tomato but I'm laughing more hard XDD Would you rather go to jail or clean your room?
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