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Three, two one, blast off. This is a picture of a home-made rocket captured at the very moment it left its launch pad.

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Caught on film: the very moment our home made bottle rocket blasted off from its launch pad.

The picture is a still that I ripped from a video I recorded with Helen, my eldest daughter. I can’t say too much about the film or experiment as all the details will be on my blog and YouTube channel in a few days.

Let’s just say it was a spectacularly successful launch of a rocket made from an old plastic bottle and a couple of items from the kitchen cupboard. It was great fun to record and edit and you should see what happened a few seconds later after our bottle rocket flew into the air!

I will, nonetheless, apologise for my choice of headgear and the fact I am wearing it backward. Let’s just say I was having a very bad hair day.

I’ve linked the image to the wonderful #MySundayPhoto linky hosted by the amazing Photalife.com blog. Please do click on the badge below to visit the linky.

Please do also come back and visit this blog in a few days’ time. You’ll be able to see exactly how we made this rocket and just how amazingly powerful the launch was. It would be a great half-term experiment to replicate at home if you want something creative and educational with your children.

In the meantime, if you want to see some of the other science videos I’ve recorded with my daughters, check out my #HouseofExperiments playlist on YouTube. Each video shows a simple experiment you can carry out at home.




34 thoughts on “Bottle rocket blast off”

  1. Hi John, that does sound like fun and the spray back looks impressive. Although judging by the expressions on your faces maybe not so? My first impression was that you were looking at a skanky fountain or something similar.


    1. Oh it was impressive. A bit too impressive! Wait until you see the blog post and video. Thanks for commenting Debbie.

  2. yay, it worked then! I may have just caught a moment or two of you trying on Instagram yesterday. I’ll have to take a look at your science videos, I’ve got a daughter who’s rather keen on science experiments at the moment. I don’t mind so long as they are not too messy.

  3. Now this really does look like fun! We made an erupting volcano and that caused much merriment in our house. I’ll pop back to watch the video, and I will forgive the backwards hat, just this once! :))

  4. That looks so much fun and I think all my boys would love this. I didn’t actually notice how you had your cap on until you pointed it out 🙂

    1. The hat the hat! My wife hates it. I would have worn in the correct way round but that would just have created a shadow over my face.

  5. Congrats on the success of your science experiment. Good idea to get the still from the video, you can really capture the action that way. I’m always so jealous of a great science project since mine were so very bad in school.

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