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Bulk Film Canisters for Rockets

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film-canister-dimensions.png 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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  1. Thrilled with how well they work!

    Posted by Unknown on 11 10 2017

    Work great, and reusable! LOVE these along with the science lesson learned. I think I may go broke buying more alka seltzer long before the canisters give up! Thank you!

  2. The Rockets worked great!

    Posted by Unknown on 02 16 2017

    I bought the film canisters to do the rocket experiment with my daughters Brownie Scout troop (it's in their book for the science badge). They worked out perfectly...the girls were so excited to see them fly in the air!


    Posted by Michelle on 06 14 2016

    These are the most perfect film canisters for shooting rockets! The suspense the kids had before they blew (like 20 feet up in the air!) was fabulous. I had purchased another set of canisters in anticipation one our school event and they were a dud!!!!! The one's from The Science Bob Store were the real deal!

  4. Super duper to have the successful film canisters.

    Posted by Marty on 04 22 2016

    Super Duper!

  5. Just what we needed!

    Posted by Unknown on 04 22 2016

    The film canisters were just what we needed and were delivered in a timely fashion. The students were thrilled and the staff was pleased to have the correct materials! 5 stars!! Just what we wanted and needed!

  6. Work like a dream!

    Posted by Unknown on 04 19 2016

    So simple but with great effect. Kids love to launch them over and over.

  7. Good Product

    Posted by Unknown on 02 05 2016

    The film canisters are good but I did an experiment where the students measured the time it took for the lid to pop off when an Alka Seltzer and water were put in the canister and some of the canister's kids didn't really pop off at all. Not sure if some of them leaked gas even when the lids were tightly on. Other than that it was a good solid product.

  8. Great for science lesson

    Posted by Jessica on 01 19 2016

    The white film canisters were great for a Year 5 science lesson on chemistry, and making film canister rockets. Lots of fun!

  9. Film Canister Rockets

    Posted by Unknown on 08 20 2015

    Worked great, the kids loved this one!

  10. Film Canister Rockets

    Posted by Unknown on 06 11 2015

    Order arrived quickly. Wonderful, worked as described and was lots of fun.

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