Starter Rocket Kit
Meteor Rocket Kit by Scientific Explorer
This rocket will astound you with its amazing performance as it blasts 100 feet into the sky. And you can launch it many times. The power comes from a unique fueling module. The power can be adjusted to the right level for young fliers or advanced rocket pilots. People have been fascinated by rockets since the first ones were launched in China almost a thousand years ago. Now your kids can observe the principles at work behind rocketry with the Meteor Rocket Kit from Scientific Explorer. The kit contains everything rocketeers need to build a rocket and send it shooting to heights of 100 feet. Rather than using gunpowder or liquid fuel, the Meteor is powered by baking soda and vinegar, so it's safe and can be launched again and again. A specially designed fueling module lets kids experiment to find just the right vinegar and soda mixture. The informative guide gives detailed instructions as well as information on rockets, chemistry, and suggestions for experiments. This Scientific Explorer kit is a 1999 Parents' Choice recommended toy. Children (10 and up) will get a great sense of accomplishment from building this rocket out of the simple materials provided. October Sky thrills await at launch time as vinegar and baking soda combine to make a batch of carbon dioxide to propel the rocket as high as 100 feet. Parents should be involved to ensure that the younger rocket scientists understand the safety risks and the procedures. A tricky process, but part of the fun is trying to get it right. This teaches good science, and harks to simpler childhood adventures.