Kids launch a wire-guided rocket skyward approximately 30’ using compressed air and water. The visitor chooses to fill the bottle to one of three different water levels; low, medium or high. The amount of water they have chosen to fill the rocket is easily visible.
Next, the visitors activate the “Pressurize and Launch” sequence by pushing a second large button. As the air visibly bubbles into the rocket, the air pressure rises on the prominent gauge on the launch console. Once the bottle is fully pressurized, it is launched automatically by the micro controller that supervises the entire operation, helping to ensure that each launch is a successful one. Visitors learn that it is not the quantity of water that matters, but, the correct ratio of water to compressed air that produces the greatest altitude.
This engaging and impressive display of Newton’s Laws of Motion is sure to excite and attract visitors of all ages.