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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 Unknown on 12 09 2013
Fast shipping. Clear and easy instructions. Hours of entertainment for the kiddos.
Posted by Rachel on 12 08 2013
We enjoyed using these film canisters for alka seltzer rockets for one of our homeschool community science experiments. It was a huge hit with the students! Thank you Science Bob for making this product available and providing the instructions for such a fun activity.
Posted by Unknown on 07 11 2013
Thanks Science Bob... it was a hit!
Posted by Donna Berg on 06 23 2013
I must tell you that I did not use the film canisters as for making rockets, thought I must try this.
My use is for making prescription bottle look-a-likes. They will have a label and be filled with M&Ms. My physician husband is retiring tomorrow and we wanted to have fun at his retirement dinner by having at each place setting. They work great. Reason for using these particular canisters = $. Cost of actual prescription bottles is more than my budget for whimsical things permits.
Posted by LD on 06 21 2013
I used the same canisters with 6 different groups of children who each shot the "rocket" up at least twice. And still able to get more use out of them with other projects!
Posted by Unknown on 06 05 2013
The canisters worked fine. None leaked, but the students had trouble for sealing but that is student's coordination issue.
Posted by Melissa on 06 04 2013
We made rockets out of the films canisters. We had a "kids lab experiment" activity and they LOVED IT!! We will definately be doing this activity again.
Posted by Jess M. on 05 27 2013
It's so hard to find film canisters now, so I'm glad I found out I could buy them here. They included a handout on how to make film canister rockets, which was great. I recommend that they also send a template of a rocket so teachers can easily photocopy that for the kids to use. I ended up finding a good template online.
Posted by Ms. Gilson Science Teacher on 05 24 2013
Worked great, exactly as advertised.
Posted by Joshua Goede on 03 18 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.
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