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Let's Make A Rocket!
Let's Make A Rocket!

Now that you're here - Let's build that Rocket!

I've put together 2 different rocket plans for you! For those of you short on time there's the Popsicle-Stick Film Canister Rocket for Small Hands or you may begin making the Rocket I've described below. Just follow the 6 easy steps and you'll be launching in no time!

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What you will need:

  • 8 1/2" x 3/4" diameter wood dowel
  • 1" x 3/4" diameter wood dowel with center hole
  • 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of thick paper
  • 1 1/2" x 6" of 1/16" thick pressed cardboard
  • Scotch Tape
  • Scissors
  • Paper Glue or hot melt glue
  • 8" of string
  • 3" diameter circle cut from thick paper like above
  • 6" of stiff wire, about 1/2 of the diameter of coat hanger wire
  • 1" of a plastic soda straw tube (launch lug)

The Printer Version!

Other things you will need:

  • Rocket launch pad
  • A8-3 or equivalent 18 mm diameter rocket motor
  • Electric launch system

Poker Flats Rocket Launch

Nope. Your rocket won't look quite like this. This is a rocket we designed and launched from the Poker Flat Research Range. I invite you to Click on the picture to see a larger photo!

Now that you have all of your supplies gathered,
Click Here to begin STEP 1 of your rocket design!

Click Here to make a Film Canister Rocket!

If you're a teacher of K-12 classes I also offer a Rocket Science Class, designed to help you develop curriculum for your students. Click Here for more information.

Be sure to check out the "Neal Brown - Science Is Fun Book Store for some great rocketry books for kids of all ages.

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