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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Project Fun Friday - Rocket to the Moon

Rocket to the Moon

1 Toilet Paper Roll
1 Balloon
String, cut 8' long

Tie one end of the string to a low point in the room. (2' off the ground)

Attach the balloon to the middle/end of the toilet paper roll.

Place the toilet paper roll through the string.

Tie the remaining end of the string to a high point (4' to 5' off the ground) keeping the string tight, but not too tight.

Blow up the balloon and hold it on the end so no air escapes.

Count down with your child and then release the balloon and watch the balloon fly up the string.

* Make a "Rocket to the Moon" chart and record the length of each launch.

*Have your child make observations on how far they think the rocket might go.

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