Have you seen GoldiBlox? The school now has 10 boxes. Look out for them in the makerspace, ICE Block or your classroom next term. Here are some pictures of GoldiBlox and a Youtube on how to build a dunk tank for Nacho the dog. What can you build with them?
Launching a rocket into space? What fuel do you need?
After some interesting launches the rocket did make it into the air.
This rocket came in a kit. It has balsa wood fins, a stopper and a tube that keeps the bicarb separate until it it mixed with the vinegar.
To mix the powder and vinegar you tip the bottle and then place carefully on the ground.
1 cup of vinegar and 3 tablespoons of bicarb in a softdrink bottle.
Need some ideas to build your own rocket? Try this site: http://inspirationlaboratories.com/ways-to-build-a-rocket/
Mrs Ebbs is the eLearning teacher. She is always looking for new and interesting ways to teach technology and thinking skills.