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Rocket Mice

Science Museum Group

It’s a great opportunity to challenge the old saying “What goes up must come down”. You won’t get this rocket into space—but some real rockets do go fast enough to prove the saying wrong.

This activity involves shooting a rocket high into the air by rapidly squashing a plastic bottle launcher with this easy to follow video.

Download the Rocket Mice template and have a go. We’d love to see your results, why not ask your parents to tag us on Twitter @readingagency đź“·

Check out the Wonderlab+ website for more fun activities!

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