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Super Science with Year 7

Year 7 Science students at Bradon Forest School have been using the hot weather to their advantage. Mrs Fraser's class have been building their own Bottle Rockets and trying to make them fly higher than the other teams'.

Upon completion of the rocket build, students used a bicycle pump to fill the bottle with air. When the pressure is too great for the cork to contain, the cork is pushed out. The bottle flies off, leaving a trail of water behind it and probably soaking the person pumping too - perfect in this heat!

Mrs Fraser said: "This is a great experiment for demonstrating two of Isaac Newton's laws:

1. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. The water moves one way and the bottle goes the opposite way.

2. The same amount of force can accelerate a heavy object slowly or a light object more quickly. The water is much heavier than the empty plastic bottle.

That, and the students love it!"