Reply To: Module 5 – Rockets & Alien Chemistry

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    Hi Rachael,

    I’d hold the first video back for 5th or 6th class — Newton’s Laws of Motion show up in LC physics.

    The second video is a bit better – “A thrust is a giant push that lifts something up” and also has the forces explained a little better – ‘the fuel explodes and sends hot gas rushing out of the rocket and the thrust is so strong that it lifts the rocket up’

    It looks like you are referencing https://www.science-sparks.com/straw-rockets/ with the straw rockets – which do look accessible for young children in terms of their fine motor skills.

    A while ago Ikea had the slightly wider straws – if you’re near enough you could check there. Otherwise, check party supplies for the wider straws, they are not always easy to find.

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