Discovery Science – Step 4 – Make a Paper Rocket

In this experiment, the children became aware of how moving air can make things move. Children were encouraged to Design and Make their own rocket when given materials such as A4 sheet of paper, straw, scissors, pencil (of approximately the same diameter as the straw), sellotape and measuring tape.The children launched their rockets a number of times, firstly estimating the distances traveled and then measuring them and taking the average distance in a controlled test. They drew a graph afterwards to represent their results.


Did you know? Rockets were invented in China over 800 years ago. The first ones were very simple – a cardboard tube packed with gunpowder and attached to a guide stick – a bit like the fireworks we use today!!

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