100 Days Project

Nanogirl: Star Science

Nanogirl wants to find 100 friends to do science experiments with her to prove that no matter who you are or what your education level, you can always have fun with science.

Day 4:

Belinda shows she is a rocket scientist

Today 9 (and a half) year old Belinda showed me how to lauch a rocket by mixing baking soda with vinegar underneath a plastic rocket.

First she filled the base of the rocket with baking soda, then she added some vinegar and put the rocket on top to seal the chemical reaction inside the vessel.

The two reacted together to form carbon dioxide which is a gas, and the pressure created from this gas forced the rocket to launch into the air and come crashing down!

I wonder if with enough baking soda she could launch one into space!