Introduction: Cork Rocket
A wine bottle cork is turned into a rocket using co2 gas. It's loud, fast, and fun!
Video coming soon!
Step 1: Ingredients
When you think vinegar and baking soda, you probably think a lame little bubbling blob. This is neither lame, nor a blob. This is a co2 cork rocket that is loud and fast.
pure white vinegar
small wine bottle with cork
small spoon (tea spoon (tsp) )
Step 2: Making the Co2
Before you make the co2, read through this page and the next one, because this has to be done fairly quickly.
Time to make the co2! First, take a heaping tsp of baking soda and pour it into the wine bottle (see image 1,2 and 3).
Then pour about 1/4 cup of white vinegar into the bottle (see pic. 4) then QUICKLY shove the cork into the bottle and holding it in. Make sure that none of the gas is escaping from the bottle. This is very important!
Quickly shake the bottle for about 5 seconds (counting with Mississippi Example: one Mississippi, two Mississippi etc.). (see pic. 5)
now move on to step 3 (firing)
If you didn't already know, when baking powder and vinegar are mixed, a chemical reaction occurs that creates co2 gas.
Step 3: Firing
Now for the fun part! Go outside and aim the cork slightly into the air and stop holding on to the cork. BANG! Off it goes!
If you did it correctly, you will here a loud bang and the cork will fly 60 feet or more. If done incorrectly, the bang wont be very loud and it will only go about 5 feet.
Rinse with water between uses.
Try different amounts of baking soda and vinegar, even though I found my ratio to be the best, you might have different results.
REMEMBER! Always be safe! don't point at anything thats alive (including people) and make sure you don't do something stupid and aim it at a wall right in front of you and then cause it to ricochet
and hit you or others.
Video coming soon!
We have a be nice policy.
Please be positive and constructive.