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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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Originating Source National Center for Interactive Learning/Space Science Institute
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McCarthy, Meghan. Astronaut Handbook. Dragonfly Books, 2017. (ISBN-13: 978-0399555466) Grades PreK-3
Space Machines, by Ian Graham, ages 6-9

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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.”