Hands-on Activity in Rocket Building
A student prepares a rocket for launch

The information in this video was accurate as of the original publication date.

Audience: Educators and Students
Grades: 5-8
Year: 2003

This NASA video segment shows students performing a hands-on activity to find the optimum ratio of baking soda to a controlled amount of vinegar to power a baking soda and vinegar, or BSV, rocket. Middle school students from Huntsville, Ala., assemble their BSV rockets, launch their rockets and measure the distances that their cargo traveled. Students also graph their results and analyze them as a class to determine the amount of baking soda and vinegar to provide the best performance.

Hands-on Activity in Rocket Building
Duration: 3 minutes 05 seconds
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This video clip is part of the NASA CONNECT™ The Festival of Flight: Opening Space for Next Generation of Explorers DVD that may be ordered from the Central Operation of Resources for Educators, or CORE  →.

Other video learning clips in this series:
Using Math and Science to Plan for the Next Generation of Space Explorers