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Build a Water Rocket

Since water rockets are easy to build, these are the perfect projects for young children and adults. While a young child is able to build a water rocket, close adult supervision is very important. Rockets propel at high speeds, and injury can occur. For this reason, adults should choose a design plan that is safe for children. Information on how to build a water rocket is readily available. You can find detail instructions in craft books, science books, and from online resources. Of course, water rocket plans are created according to skill level. For example, expert rocket builders can seek plans for a large rocket with intricate instructions. On the other hand, novice builders and children may require general, easy-to-understand directions.

Before you can build a water rocket, it is important to gather necessary materials. On average, water rocket constructions necessitate a bicycle pump, valve, plastic tube, waterproof glue, scissors, rubber stopper, two-liter bottle, and launching pad. In most cases, the launching pad requires its own construction. Some water rocket kits are equipped with instructions and materials for the actual rocket and launch pad. However, if constructing a water rocket without a kit, you'll need to purchase materials separately.

The idea behind water rockets is simple. Before any type of rocket can propel, energy or power is needed. With this type of rocket, water functions as the power source. To begin, water is placed into the built rocket, and the rocket is situated on the launching pad. Using an air pump, the water gas is pressurized. When the time comes to release the rocket, the water provides ample force to push the rocket into the air. The dynamic force that causes the launch is the primary reason why children should be supervised if they choose to build a water rocket.

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