Water Rocket Launcher

How can you launch an object that isn't propelled by air? The resource provides directions to build a launcher to launch rockets made of two-liter bottles. The launcher, built mainly from materials found at the local hardware store, uses water and air pressure to fuel the rockets.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use the launcher to launch rockets built using the Water Rocket Construction guidelines
Classroom Considerations

  • Construct the launcher prior to building water rockets
  • One launcher can be shared throughout the entire school
Pros

  • The shopping list contains pictures and descriptions of everything needed
  • The plans include tips when using the launcher
Cons

  • This is not designed as an activity for classes to complete, but as a tool for other activities