Materials List: Into Space!

Each group needs:

  • 1 35-mm film canister with internal snapping lid, such as the clear plastic Fujiā„¢ brand film canister (Note: Canisters are often given away for free at camera shops or film-developing counters in grocery and discount retail stores.)
  • 1 antacid tablet, broken in half
  • paper, for designing and drawing the rocket
  • a pitcher of water
  • various building supplies (see items listed below)
  • Fly Me to the Moon Worksheet, one per person

For the entire class to share:

  • a few stopwatches
  • 4-5 pairs safety glasses/goggles (groups will use one at a time during their launches)
  • various sizes and types of building supplies, for building a lightweight but sturdy rocket: tape (duct and masking), cardboard, foam core board, construction paper, carad stock, scissors, glue, etc.