Model rockets have been home built since the 1960s and provide a great and fun way to take on an interesting do-it-yourself project at home. It does not take a scientist to build an easy model rocket, and it is much easier than you might think.
Baking Soda and Vinegar Rocket
This method of building a model rocket is usually used with teaching chemistry to kids. The only ingredients and materials that you would need for this project are baking soda, vinegar, three pencils, tape, a plastic soda bottle, and a paper towel. This basic and standard chemical reaction can launch a model rocket up to 100 feet.
This is the best and safest option for kids, as it lacks in pyrotechnic ignition and has a low minimal range.
PVC Paper Rocket
This design works with one end of the PVC pipe holding the paper rocket, and the other end is connected to an empty 2L bottle. This is a simple design that works very easily. By simply stomping on the bottle, the force will be enough to launch the rocket. Cardboard fins and a nose cone can add to the performance of the rocket.
With matchbook rockets, you most probably already have all the materials needed to construct them. All that is needed is matches, bamboo skewers, aluminium foil tape, and a lighter. This is one of the least effective rockets but still counts as a great home model rocket project.
Sugar rockets are more exciting and should be done more cautiously. If the rocket is constructed perfectly well, it can have the ability to travel up to 2000 feet. Powdered sugar is the most important factor in building this rocket. The sugar is used with potassium nitrate and cat litter.
All the ingredients get packed into a PVC pipe which provides the chemical core. With this model rocket, it is important to do more research into the safety cautions.