Homemade Rocket Experiments

Floor Programs Manager Jacqui shows us how to make Alka-Rockets in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Adult supervision needed.

You will find out about a chemical reaction you can try at home. When you mix Alka-Seltzer and water together, a gas is created, called carbon dioxide. If we trap that gas in a container, the pressure will build up and seek a weak point in the container (the lid) to release, which causes the container to "pop" up into the air.  

Related Topics: chemistry, chemical reactions