This post is sponsored by Galileo Camp, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
Do you have summer plans for your child? I’m getting my daughter excited about summer with some fun activities. Read on to learn how to make rocket poppers for outdoor science enjoyment.
It’s May, so that means summer is on its way. We’ve had some wet cool weather this week, but it will warm up and school will be out before we know it. I know that my daughter will stay active, but will her brain? She seems to get bummed when school ends because she loves learning, but she gets used to being out all summer and then resists back to school. I want to keep her brain sharp and engaged this summer. I plan on doing that with hands-on activities and summer camp.
I let her know about Galileo Camp with an activity that was inspired by their innovative curriculum. We made rocket poppers using film containers, effervescent tablets, and vinegar.
How to Make Outdoor Rocket Poppers Tutorial
film canisters with snap on lids
hot glue gun
optional: paper/foam for decorations
Plug in your hot glue gun.
If desired, decorate the outside of your film canister. Make sure the decorations do not get in the way of the lid going on. We decorated one of ours like a rocket and another with random colors.
Glue an effervescent tablet onto the inside of the canister lid. The tablets are almost as big as the lid, so make sure it’s centered.
Pour some vinegar into the canister.
Snap on the lid, then quickly turn over and place on a firm surface.
Get back and watch it pop!
We had such a good time making these. So good that we went through an entire box of effervescent tablets. My daughter experimented with multiple tablets and various amounts of vinegar. She even just dropped a tablet into the vinegar and shook it up before letting it launch. We found that it went higher with less vinegar.
This activity is just the type you’ll find at Galileo Camps. Galileo isn’t a typical Summer camp! Galileo’s innovative approach is focused on STEAM and inspiring creativity and confidence. They make sure campers have the best experience possible through their Galileo Innovation Approach® and 5 Key Mindsets.
Pre-K through 5th Graders can choose from the following themes.
- Space Explorers: Cosmic Art & Astronaut Science
- National Parks Adventure: The Art and Science of America’s Outdoor Treasures
- Galileo Makers: The Art and Science of Toys and Games
- Galileo Olympics: Ancient Greek Art and the Science of Sports
5th through 8th Graders can choose from twelve majors including Chefology, Mod Design with Minecraft, and Digital Filmmaking.
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How do you keep your child engaged over the summer?