Match Stick Rockets

Posted July 24, 2011

by Lensyl Urbano

A great, simple, and slightly dangerous way of making rockets. There are a number of variations. I like NASA’s because they have a very nice set of instructions.

How to make a match stick rocket. By Steve Cullivan via NASA.

With a stable launch platform that maintains consistent but changeable launch angles, these could be a great source of simple science experiments that look at the physics of ballistics and the math of parabolas (a nice video camera would be a great help here too) and statistics (matchsticks aren’t exactly precision instruments).

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