Create a Mini Baking Soda Rocket?

ByKarthik Kumar D Kon15th Jun 2023, 2023-06-15T10:35:00+05:30
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Create a Mini Baking Soda Rocket?

Creating a mini baking soda rocket can be a fun and educational experiment. Here's a simple guide to making one:

Materials you will need:

  • A film canister with a tight-fitting lid
  • Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)
  • Vinegar
  • Tissue or toilet paper
  • Safety goggles (optional but recommended for eye protection)


  1. Put on your safety goggles to protect your eyes.
  2. Fill the film canister about one-third full with vinegar.
  3. Tear a small piece of tissue or toilet paper and place about one teaspoon of baking soda in the center of it.
  4. Carefully place the tissue with the baking soda into the film canister, making sure the baking soda doesn't fall into the vinegar just yet.
  5. Quickly and tightly seal the lid of the film canister.
  6. Place the canister on a flat surface with the lid facing down.
  7. Step back and get ready for the launch.
  8. Stand clear and wait for a few moments as the vinegar reacts with the baking soda.
  9. The pressure from the chemical reaction builds up inside the canister until it eventually overcomes the lid's resistance, causing the lid to pop off and the gas to escape with a mini "rocket" effect.

Important safety precautions:

  • Always wear safety goggles or protective eyewear when conducting experiments.
  • Perform the experiment in a well-ventilated area.
  • Ensure that you and others are a safe distance away from the canister during the launch.
  • Do not aim the rocket at anyone or anything fragile.

Remember, this experiment should be conducted under adult supervision and in a safe environment. It's always a good idea to review safety guidelines and take necessary precautions before conducting any scientific experiment. Have fun and enjoy exploring the world of science!

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