Year 5 Investigate the fuel used to make a rocket launch

A fun investigation for year 5 and P6, linking to the topic properties and changes of materials, which uses vitamin tablets and water as the fuel to make a rocket launch. Pupils will plan a fair test and record what happens.

This downloadable pack includes:

  • A differentiated lesson plan which includes a scientific explanation.
  • A PowerPoint presentation explaining how a rocket launches, as well as a quick teacher-led experiment.
  • A printable group planning sheet.
  • A rocket template to print.
  • Three printable texts to use for guided reading, including an interview with astronaut Tim Peake.

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Created: Oct 30, 2018

Updated: Mar 5, 2019

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