Rockets really ARE a blast!

In the Upper elementary Chemistry class, we have been testing various substances to see how or if they will react with vinegar. One of the more reactive tests was vinegar with baking soda. So, we took the reaction to a larger scale and created baking soda-vinegar rockets. At first we considered it a success to just watch the rocket go up. Then we wanted to determine what ratio of baking soda to vinegar would launch the rocket the highest, and if adding water to the mixture would increase the rate of the reaction and hence the height of the rocket.

For our final launch, we had analyzed our previous data, and created reaction conditions that allowed the rocket to reach approximately 60 feet! This was about 50% higher than any of our prior launches!







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