Build A Bottle Rocket

Build A Bottle Rocket

This activity involves pupils making and launching bottle rockets. Whilst they may not realise it, they will be seeing Newton’s third law in action, for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.

Whilst this activity can be great fun there is a need for constant adult supervision and caution, as the bottles can become highly pressurized and launch at great speeds.


For each rocket you will require:

  • Empty 2l drinks bottle (cap removed)
  • 3 pencils
  • Tape
  • White distilled vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • 1 bottle cork
  • 1 sheet of kitchen roll
  • Scissors
60 mins

Age Suitability: 
5 to 7
7 to 11

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