Airship Dreams: Escaping Gravity

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Airship Dreamers: Film cannister rocket

Today in Airship Dreamers Club, we’re going to conduct a fun science experiment with Kristina from Little Science Lab.

We’re continuing to learn about the science of flight, inspired by airships, by making a rocket that can fly up into the air. All you need is a small plastic pot with a lid that ‘pops’ on (so not lid that screws on), watered down paint (or just plain water), and an effervescent tablet (for example the kind of vitamins you dissolve in water). Now you’re ready to follow the steps in the video!

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Airship Dreamers Club is a fun and educational resource for those that love using their imagination and learning about what makes things tick. To become a member and receive a fun wallchart and to find out how to get involved visit
Airship Dreamers Club is part of the Airship Dreams project, an artistic enquiry into Bedford’s airship heritage, drawing on the local community’s collective memory and imagination to explore our relationship with flight and air travel. Following a call-out to the community to share airship memories, artefacts and fantasies for an online archive, the project will culminate in a major exhibition at Higgins Bedford in April 2021.