Rocket Challenge


Participants work in teams to build an Alka-Seltzer rocket that can carry a payload of clay and hit a target several feet away. They observe the chemical reaction that occurs when a base and an acid mix and consider Newton’s Third Law of Motion along with forces such as gravity and thrust.

Activity Details

Activity Type:Hands-On Activities
Discipline:Aerospace
Topic(s):Forces
Grade:3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Time:30 minutes or less