Liquifly works on the same principles as other rockets, with the energy coming as a result of a combination of air pressure and water. Pumping air into the bottle creates a highly pressured environment within the bottle which eventually forces the water out of the bottom at high speed. This is the action that gives the rocket the ability to fly and gives a perfect example of Isaac Newton’s Third Law of Motion “every action has an equal and opposite reaction”.
The race kit has multiple rockets, pumps and valves which means, yes you guessed it, it’s time to battle your friends! Take the race kit down to your local park for guaranteed fun. Once you’re comfortable launching your rockets, there is also an included worksheet to help you and your friends calculate the height and speed that your rocket attained. You’ll soon have the winner of who can achieve the highest and fastest rocket!
What’s included in the box:
- 3 x Large bottle rocket
- 3 x Small bottle rocket
- 6 x Rocket fins
- 3 x Low height launch valve
- 3 x High height launch valve
- 2 x Pump
- 2 x Right angle resistance plug
- 2 x Bike pump valve
- 2 x Hose
Warning: Improper usage of this device could cause injury. Always use under adult supervision.
Not suitable for children aged three years and under.
Packaging size: 400 x 300 x 220mm
This product also makes a great classroom teaching resource. This product can be used in classroom activities that align with the Australian Curriculum.
Foundation - ACSSU005
The way objects move depends on a variety of factors, including their size and shape
Foundation - ACSSU003
Objects are made of materials that have observable properties
Year 2 - ACSSU033
A push or a pull affects how an object moves or changes shape
Year 4 - ACSSU074
Natural and processed materials have a range of physical properties that can influence their use
Year 4 - ACSSU076
Forces can be exerted by one object on another through direct contact or from a distance
Year 5 - ACSSU077
Solids, liquids and gases have different observable properties and behave in different ways
Year 7 - ACSSU117
Change to an object’s motion is caused by unbalanced forces, including Earth’s gravitational attraction, acting on the object
Year 8 - ACSSU155
Energy appears in different forms, including movement (kinetic energy), heat and potential energy, and energy transformations and transfers cause change within systems