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Blast Off!
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A drawing of a launching film-can rocket
  1. Put on eye protection.
  2. Turn the rocket upside down and fill the canister one-third full of water.
Work quickly on the next steps!
  1. Drop in half a tablet.
  2. Snap the lid on tightly.
  3. Stand the rocket on the launch platform.
  4. Stand back!
  Image to right: This small, powerful model launches in just a few seconds. Credit: NASA