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Rocket Film Canisters

Rocket Film Canisters | Science Fair Projects | STEM Projects
Have you ever wanted to make a rocket fly? With just baking soda and vinegar, you can make a chemical reaction that will launch a rocket (a film canister) up into the sky!


The hypothesis is that a chemical reaction between baking soda and vinegar will create enough pressure to launch a rocket.

Method & Materials

You will pack the lid of a film canister tightly with baking soda, pour vinegar into the canister, put the lid on, turn the canister upside-down, and stand back.
You will need film canisters, baking soda, and vinegar.


The chemical reaction between baking soda and vinegar produces carbon dioxide gas, which builds up pressure until the canister can no longer contain it. The lid pops off, the canister shoots up into the air, and the pressure is released.

Why do this project?

This science project is unique because it uses everyday ingredients to create a fun and exciting reaction.

Also Consider

Experiment variations to consider include using different amounts of baking soda and vinegar, or using a different type of container.

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