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A little water, an Alka-Seltzer tablet, and one of our film canisters, and you've got a rocket! Our canisters are the perfect canisters to use for film canister rockets. (see experiment link below) This is a highly popular and fun activity at any age level with lots of room for experimentation. These canisters have tight-fitting lids that close with an audible "snap!" The fit is tight enough to build up pressure and send the canister 12 feet high or more into the air. Great for demonstrating rocketry, the scientific method, teaching Newton's Laws, or just an unforgettable, high-flying science lesson. Of course, I suppose you could also use it for storing small items. Our new canisters are the standard size of 50mm X 30mm. Includes canisters, caps, and experiment instructions. (You provide the Alka Seltzer/fizzing tablets) Don't forget safety goggles when launching the rockets.
Use these film canisters to build your own film canister rockets. You can get all the instructions and experiment ideas by clicking HERE.
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Posted by Joshua Goede on 18th Mar 2013
We had a good time at multiple sites with afterschool programming. The canisters did what they were supposed to. Two leaked and didn't pop but we swapped them out.
Posted by Karen on 18th Mar 2013
We here at Wallingford Public Schools use film canisters in many of our science kits and they are getting harder to find. It was awesome to be able to find exactly what we were looking for.
Posted by Kait on 11th Mar 2013
We used these canisters at Engineering Open House; they were awesome. The kids (and young adults) loved them.
Posted by Unknown on 18th Feb 2013
I give these 5 stars for the simple fact that, since the demise of film cameras, "Science Bob" has made the search for these canisters so easy. I didn't find a price lower than Science Bob, and the delivery was super fast. We've used these at our school science day the last several years and have not had any complaints about rockets not working. The kids have a blast and this science day committee member is happy that Science Bob has made these so easy to get. Thank you!
Posted by Teach Third on 6th Jan 2013
We have been making film canister rockets for years. We got these last year from Science Bob and had great success. This year's batch was variable. Out of 15:
2 canisters were duds, 4 canisters launched 3-6 feet, 6 canisters launched 6-8 feet, 3 canisters went over 12 feet high. (We got about the same results from canisters we purchased from Spangler Science a few years back) We'll get these again next year, but probably get extras to cover any that don't work.
Posted by Unknown on 6th Sep 2012
Great product and fast delivery!
Posted by Unknown on 28th Aug 2012
GREAT STUFF - SIMPLE & FUN
Perfect Project for a 12th
The Boys couldn't get enough !!
Posted by Unknown on 26th Aug 2012
It's GREAT that they are clear so that the kids can see the bubbling.
Posted by Unknown on 29th Jul 2012
We had a lot of fun with this activity. We were thrilled to find this source for the canisters.
Posted by Unknown on 19th Jul 2012
Exactly as pictured. Worked great! I haven't been able to find this product anywhere else. Shipping and processing was super fast. Thanks!
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