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Week 3

This week has been SO much fun in Science club! 


We we explored the use of Alka-Seltzer tablets, and effervescent tablet to make rockets!


Here is a quick video to show an Alka-Seltzer rocket in action!

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The Science Behind It...


There’s nothing like a little rocket science to add some excitement to the day. When you add the water it starts to dissolve the alka-seltzer tablet. This creates a gas call carbon dioxide. As the carbon dioxide is being released, it creates pressure inside the film canister. The more gas that is made, the more pressure builds up until the cap it blasted down and the rocket is blasted up. This system of thrust is how a real rocket works whether it is in outer space or here in the earth’s atmosphere.