Flight engineering can be some out-of-this-world fun. Find out how with this straw rockets experiment from our sister magazine, Metro Parent!
It was July 20, 1969 when the Apollo 11 mission landed the first man on the moon. It was an unbelievable feat, all made possible by lots and lots of science. Want to get a taste of the science they used? Combine physics with some good old creative juices to make your own rocket and launch it into the air with a straw.
Here, find out how to make your own DIY rocket by watching the video. Then, get the guide for the step-by-step directions plus cool physics and space travel trivia and extra resources. When you’re done, take the quiz to test out what you’ve learned.
1. Watch the straw rockets experiment.
Izzy the puppet and her pal Taylor meet up with scientist Rauk at the Michigan Science Center to learn all about flight engineering.
Build a DIY rocket of your own and discover some cool physics and space travel trivia and resources.
Test your science smarts.
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