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DIY Rocket Project for Kids


girl playing with a toy rocket

There's nothing quite like the excitement of a rocket launch. The countdown, the roar, the thrilling climb into the sky—it's all within reach with this fun and educational DIY rocket project for kids!


Materials Needed


You'll need:


  • A plastic bottle

  • Vinegar

  • Baking soda

  • Cork

  • Paper towels

  • Safety goggles

  • Step-by-Step Instructions


  1. Decorate your bottle—this is your rocket's body.

  2. Fill the bottle one-third with vinegar.

  3. Wrap a spoonful of baking soda in a paper towel.

  4. Quickly drop the baking soda into the vinegar and secure the cork tightly.

  5. Stand back and watch your rocket blast off!


The Science Behind the Fun


When vinegar (an acid) meets baking soda (a base), they react to form carbon dioxide gas. This gas builds up pressure until it propels the rocket upwards!


Safety First


Always launch in an open area and wear safety goggles. Adult supervision is a must.


Share your rocket launch with us and get ready for next week's adventure into the solar system. 3... 2... 1... Blast off!



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