Airship Dreams: Escaping Gravity

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Airship Dreamers: Paper Straw Rocket

Today we have another science experiment with Kristina Castle from Little Science Lab!

Inspired by airships, Kristina helps us investigate the science of flight by showing us how to make paper straw rockets. After making your own rocket we’ll watch them as they fly up in the air. All you’ll need is a strip of paper, a pencil, masking tape (or sellotape) and a straw!

Share your images or short videos of your experiments with us at or tweet us using #AirshipDreams and receive your very own Airship Dreamers Badge!
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.