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How do rockets lift off?

Love to Investigate - how do rockets take off?


Year 6 created a virtual scenario to test what was needed to make a rocket take off.
Discussions ensured the children knew that changes were reversible or irreversible. Explanations of how changes in water from a solid, to a liquid to a gas are reversible, however, burning a piece of paper to ash is irreversible helped the children understand the scientific vocabulary. 
The scientific fun then started as the children observed the chemical change when mentos were added to cola; simulating the propulsion needed to make a rocket lift off. Questions and answer sessions after each bottle was tested help the children recognise how important research was to rocket scientists. 

Irreversible Changes

Slo- mo experiment

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