Water Rockets

Shooting Off Water Rocket in FieldThe most fun you will ever have doing a physics experiment.

We’ll go out to our field, fill a 2 liter bottle with water, and place it on the launcher.

3… 2… 1… push the button, and LIFTOFF!

It’s a hands-on science experiment that kids (and adults) simply love.

Students will hypothesize and experiment with how to make the rocket go higher, compete against each other to see who can build the rocket that goes the highest, all while enjoying an outside classroom setting.

Our compressed air launcher can also launch tennis balls and other objects.

  • Ages: Suitable for all ages
  • Cost: $100 per hour
    • Discount – Overnight guests pay only $80 per hour when booking more than 30 days in advance!

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While groups come for many different reasons, we know you have specific goals in mind. At Black Rock Retreat, our goal is to help guide you as you look for ways to achieve those goals on your day-long or overnight retreat. All activities are group-focused and can include your group’s goals and theme. To help with the planning, we also offer programmed retreat activities. Here’s a list of our recreation facilities and other retreat facilities.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are water rockets?

Only the most fun you’ll have doing a physics experiment!

Water rockets are essentially two-liter bottles that can be pressurized by varying methods to launch them skyward! Participants will experiment with how to make the rocket go higher and will compete against other teams to see who can accomplish the most efficient and powerful rocket.

Our compressed air launcher can also launch tennis balls and other objects.

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Who would benefit from a water rocket session?

Suitable for all ages. This course is especially fun for groups with kids who are curious about the world around them.

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Why water rockets?

It’s a hands-on science experiment that kids (and adults) simply love!

Use this opportunity to teach your children (or adult group) how to test a hypothesis and learn about cause and effect! Adults from all backgrounds will enjoy the fun of sending rockets skyward and competition.

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Is it safe?

Our trained instructors will ensure the safety of all participants during the program.

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