We’ve explored the Launch Cage in Invention Convention at the Children’s Museum of Houston several times in the past, mostly as an example for physics. But this time my assistants wanted to know how they could do rockets at home quickly and simply. Well, we’ll make sure to do an episode soon on how to recreate the exact experience as our Rocket Launchers at home, but for now we went with something a little faster – mini rockets!

These little rockets can put on quite a show. They’re also very quick to make and only use supplies that you are bound to have around your house: straws, tape, and post-it notes. Plus, they are a great way to study Newton’s Third Law of Motion! But PLEASE don’t aim them at anyone – we don’t want anyone hurt doing science!

Special thanks to our friends at Region’s Bank for making our O Wow Moments possible!