Home Made Rocket Workshop with the Ranger
There are lots of different rockets that you can experiment with during the Rocket Lab. Depending on the time and age of the participants I can use straw rockets, popping rockets, elastic band rockets, balloon rockets plus the ever popular and high flying lemonade bottle rockets. As you can see from the video it is not just the kids that have fun with the rockets. All the rockets are all fun and you have to investigate how we can create force to get them to fly. Discussions centre around gravity and how there are people in space on the International Space Station (ISS) and how astronauts flew to and walked on the moon. I sometimes combine this with moon watching or spotting the ISS as it passes overhead.