â€¢ Film canister with a snap-on lid (Be sure to get the kind with the lid that snaps
â€¢ Seltzer tablets
â€¢ Construction paper, card stock, plain paper or foam paper
Step 1: Use the template provided to cut a nose cone and four fins out of your
Step 2: Fold the fins where located. Pull the two straight edges of the nose cone
together and tape them to make the cone itself.
Step 3: Tape the cone on the bottom of the film canister (it is now the top).
Step 4: Tape the fins on the canister at the following positions: 12 oâ€™clock, 3
oâ€™clock, 6 oâ€™clock and 9 oâ€™clock. Be sure that you do not accidently tape the lid
It is recommended that you do these next steps outside on a firm
foundation, like a driveway or deck.
Step 5: Remove the film canister cap from the bottom of your rocket and pour in
about Â¼â€™â€™ of water. Take Â¾ of a seltzer tablet and drop it in the water.
Step 7: Quickly snap the lid back on, shake the rocket and then set the tips of
the fins on the ground.
Step 8: Be patient and soon, your rocket will launch!
Seltzer Rocket Template