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Balloon Rockets

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Children are “rocket scientists” as they test their ideas relating to physical forces and launch simple balloon-powered straw “rockets.”

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Balloon Rockets

Balloon Rockets

Children are “rocket scientists” as they test their ideas relating to physical forces and launch simple balloon-powered straw “rockets.”