Lunar and Planetary Institute


Welcome to Explore! Rockets

A rocket essentially is a container propelled in one direction by exhaust flowing out in the opposite direction.  Rockets help spacecraft get into space, stay in space, and maneuver in space.  Children build and decorate a model rocket in Rocket Launch using oak-tag poster board for the rocket body, nose cone, and fins.  Each 35-mm film canister engine is filled with Alka-Seltzer tablets and water and…lift-off! The children launch their rockets.  The activities are suitable for children ages 8-13 unless otherwise noted in the “activities” section.  Discover links to additional games, activities, and information in the “further resources” section.

Last updated
May 27, 2009