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Take & Make: Balloon Rockets

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Children are "rocket scientists" as they create and launch simple balloon-powered straw "rockets." Turn this into a "Take & Make" activity by providing bags with materials (balloons, drinking straw, and string) along with the printed family guide.

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Hints for uses in your library "Take & Make" tip: consider including the hyperlink to the How-To video in the bag so patrons can watch it at home for guidance.
Related Links Hands on program version
Websites:
Rocket Lesson Plans from NASA
What Is a Heavy Lift Launch Vehicle?
Game: Rocket Builder
NASA's Sounding Rockets
Rocketry Bookmark

Images:
NASA Rocketry Image Gallery
NASA Launches
Rocket and Spacecraft Propulsion

Videos:
How NASA, SpaceX, and Blue Origin's Monster Rockets compare
NISE Network: Stomp Rockets Activity Training Video
NISE Network: Stomp Rockets Content Training Video
Space Shuttle Atlantis Launch
Space Launch System Scale and Power
Expedition 31 Crew Launch
NISE Network: Stomp Rockets Content Training Video
Originating Source National Center for Interactive Learning/Space Science Institute
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Take & Make: Balloon Rockets

Take & Make: Balloon Rockets

Children are "rocket scientists" as they create and launch simple balloon-powered straw "rockets." Turn this into a "Take & Make" activity by providing bags with materials (balloons, drinking straw, and string) along with the printed family guide.