This is a fantastic experiment. I have used it to reinforce a variety of different topics;

Estes, the company who make these rockets, have published schemes of work for using model rockets to teach Physics. They are available free from I have used this to consolidate Newton’s Third Law.

They also make nice practical investigations; How high did it go using Trig, designing your own recovery system for an egg, who can land closest to a target etc.

If you have any other ideas or comments regarding this reaction please email me and I will add them here.

Preparation Time                10 Mins

Difficulty                            4/10

WOW! Factor                    10/10


Model Rockets