How to build a rocket

By Claudia Posada

Ever wanted to make a rocket that really flies high? Or impress your friends about your stellar knowledge on the topic?

Well, you've come to the right place! Find out about the largest rocket to ever be made, as well as the most powerful, and learn how to actually make one  (well, not quite a life-sized version). Follow our short video to learn how to make a rocket with household items, and have fun in the process! 

Download our worksheet below for step-by-step instructions on how to make your very own rocket! 

 

How to build a rocket worksheet
Learn how to build your very own rocket at home!
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Want to learn more? We also can teach you how to see like an animal, how to speak dinosaur (!) and more. Unlock your inner scientist with #GetOutThere on BBC Earth Kids YouTube… 

 

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