This is the best Easter STEM challenge. Use plastic Easter eggs and Alka-Seltzer to create a rocket that really flies!
Before you can make your rocket fly, you have to get it looking good! This is optional, but it makes the project more fun when you personalize it.
This part takes some trial and error. It's a science project so that is to be expected though. Remember to keep trying.
This is a pretty safe activity, but you are creating a projectile. Make sure you never aim it at anyone's face or eyes.
You can repeat this activity over and over. Just make sure to dry out the plastic egg in between flights. You want to use the whole reaction to make your rocket fly, and that reaction will start too soon if the egg is wet when you first put in the Alka-Seltzer.
You can experiment so much with this project. Try adding more Alka-Seltzer. Try more water. Try different eggs to see if they separate better.
Involve your children in the problem solving and adjustments you make. Ask them what they would like to change and what they predict will happen as a result.