These instructions detail the steps involved in building a water bottle rocket. These rockets use pressurized air and water to fly hundreds of feet in the air, and make a great science project for use at home or in the classroom.

This rocket project is suitable for ages 8 and up with adult supervision, and should take less than 20 minutes to build. 

• Never launch your rocket in a busy area, an empty field is a good place. 
• Never attempt to retrieve a rocket which has landed in power lines or in another dangerous situation. 
• Never launch your rocket in any direction but straight up. 
• Never over pressurize your rocket, follow the pressurization instructions of your launcher. 
• The writers of these instructions assume no liability for your safety, please use common sense and caution when launching a rocket.

Step 1: Materials and Tools for Instructions

All of these materials can be found at your local department or office supply store.

Materials for Construction

• 1 liter plastic bottle
• 2 manila file folders
• 1 roll of clear packaging tape
• 1 rocket printout, found in Step 3

Tools for Construction
• scissors--WARNING never use scissors without adult supervision.
• marker
• a microwave or stove to heat water--WARNING never use kitchen appliances without adult supervision.  Never leave your stove or microwave unattended while running.  Use caution when handling hot water.
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