How to Make a Rocket from Paper & a Straw | Science Projects


Hi, guys. Just think about this; when you hear, ‘3,
2, 1, take off’, what comes to your mind? Rockets, right? Really cool rocket ships that fly into
outer space, maybe going to the moon, or rovers going on Mars. Some of you
are thinking, “Oh, my gosh. What’s this guy doing? There’s no way we’re
going to be looking to make a rocket at home.” The reality is you can. Believe it or not, when I tell you how we’re
about to make a rocket, you can make hundreds of them. All I need is paper, a scissor, Scotch tape,
and a straw. I’m going to make a really awesome rocket. I know you’re saying,
“Wait a minute. It’s not going to be able to fly.” No, it will fly, and it
will fly high into the sky. Ready? Check this out. Step 1: Regular paper, computer paper. The fun part of this is . . . and
we’ll get into this a little later, you could change your rocket to try to
get it to travel further. I’m going to start with the basic rocket. I’m
going to make my rocket 5 inches high. To make it easy, you want to create
a square. You all know that squares have 4 equal sides,
so you want to make it 5″ x 5″ x 5″ x 5″. This is my 5-inch square. I’m going to make the template of my rocket. I’m going to need to make a
circle, which will eventually be the pointy cone part. Think about it; a
cup, put it down, trace your circle, and that’s done. I’m going to make the
wings to my rocket. What I’m going to do is create a triangle
that’s going to be 2″ x 1″. Just connect the dots, my wings are done. How simple is
that? I’m going to make 2″ x 1″, and just connect
the 2 corners. Here we
go. I’m going to do it twice so that my rocket
will have a pair of wings. The wings are going to be needed to help it
cut through the air. You want
your rocket to be really aerodynamic. You want it to be able to cut through
the air really fast. The more aerodynamic it is, the further it’s
going to go. This is all I need to make my rocket. I’m telling you, this rocket will
fly 30 feet, maybe. Next step; cut out the square. If you’re not good at cutting, take your
time, but you really want your rocket to have a nice body. I cut out my
square. This, I would say, is probably the hardest
part. I always like
having my tape precut because I’m going to have to fold now, and if you
fold it and you’re holding it, how are you going to cut out your tape? If
you’re an octopus with 8 hands, it would be okay, but you’re not an octopus
with eight hands. What I’m going to do is precut this. My pencil: Take my pencil, I’m going to take
my paper, and I’m going to wrap the paper around the pencil so tightly
that the pencil is going to be stuck inside. Take, and roll; roll it all around. You have this; pencil
doesn’t want to fall out, but there’s hardly any friction. Twist it, twist
it, twist it. 2 smooth surfaces; not a lot of friction,
it comes out. Make
your body even. Take your piece of tape. Tape 1, tape 2, and tape 3. I now
made the body to my rocket. It looks like a straw. Spitball. No, not a
spitball; don’t do it. Body to my rocket. I’m going to make the cone. I’m going to make a little, little dot in
the center of my circle, and I’m just going to
make a little triangle, like a piece of the pie, maybe 1/8 the size of the
circle. I’m going to cut out
the circle. Actually, I lied; I said that making the cylinder,
or the body of the rocket, was probably the hardest part. Actually, I think this is
going to be the hardest part. If you watch, you’ll be able to do it. I’m going to take the circle and cut out the
piece of the pie. I do not
need the piece of the pie; I need that. Watch what I’m about to do. I’m
going to take it, and I’m going to make a cone. I’m going to put this down. Right now, it looks like a teepee or a really
cool hat. I’m going to take
this and I’m just going to twirl it and keep twirling it around my fingers;
keep twirling it, and you keep doing it until eventually, it just gets so
tight around your finger that it become a really cool, tight cone. I’m
going to take a piece of tape and tape it down. Now it looks like an ice
cream cone. What would you do if mommy gave you ice cream
on a cone like that? You wouldn’t want it. I’m going to take this and I’m going to put
it on top, but it just looks a little too flimsy. I made it a little too big. If that happens, just cut a
small piece like this; put it on top. Think about how pointy this is. This
will cut through the air, the way a knife can cut through butter. I’m going
to tape this down. Take it and tape. My rocket is almost done. Take both
sides, and then what I would do is actually test this. You want to make
sure that your cone is airtight, so just blow into it. No air. Your
rocket’s almost done. I’m going to add my wings. The cool part about this experiment is later,
when you make it and you fly it, if you’re not happy with how far your
rocket went, or if you’re not happy with how high your rocket went, the
beauty of science is you can change things. You could change how big your
rocket is. You could change the wing shape. Maybe make a square wing. You
could change the wing size. You could change the wing number. There are so
many variables that you can change to try to get the rocket to go further,
you’ll be here for hours making rockets. I’m going to add my wings. You
still have no clue as to how we’re going to get this rocket to fly, but
watch. Add my wing; wing 1 and wing Number 2. Now my rocket is ready for
lift off. Watch. Straw: This would be my rocket holder. Let’s do a countdown and watch it
take off. Count with me. Ready? 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, take off. Did you really expect it to take off? It can’t take off. What does it need? It needs a force. Everything on earth that moves needs a force. Some of you
are saying, “Man, we don’t have an engine.” You do; your lungs. Check this
out. Look at my chest. Breathe the air out, your lungs get smaller. The
more air you put, the more power you give your rocket ship. I’m going to
blow all the air out of my mouth into this straw and it’s going to hit the
rocket. The air cannot escape. It’s going to create so much pressure, the
air’s going to have to find a way out, and your rocket is going to fly. These are really pointy, extremely pointy. You don’t want to do this at
home. You have your little brother and sister running
around, and you could poke them. You’ve got to make sure that no one’s around,
or you can make sure you do this outside, but you can test
it. Watch. Put it in. Vary the
force; small force. Let’s see how far it goes. Maybe I’ll just shoot it up
first so you guys can see a small force. Ready? ‘Boink’. If you did a
harder force, it could actually move across the room. Ready? If you go
outside, you could challenge yourself. Every time you do it, put a marker
on the floor. You can say, “Wow,” and you can measure it. Measure it in
your feet size. 1 feet, 2 feet; It went ten of my shoe sizes. Then you say
to yourself, “Wow. Man, it only went 15 shoe sizes. I really wanted it to
go 30.” Go back home, change one thing on your rocket. Maybe you can make
it smaller. Maybe if it’s smaller, it weighs less. I’m not going to tell
you what makes the rocket go further; that’s the science. You ask a
question, make your prediction, you test it, and then you get your results
and see what happens. That’s our awesome paper rocket.

100 Comments

  1. Melissa Melendez said:

    really almost everybody can do that

    February 3, 2016
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  2. Kalpana Reji said:

    Please tell me how to make it go far

    February 12, 2016
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  3. Ladejanae Robinson said:

    woo

    February 13, 2016
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  4. Ivan Perez said:

    NOW JUST DO THE SAME THING BUT…..TEN TIMES BIGGERRRRRRR

    February 14, 2016
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  5. Larry Lemur said:

    lol this was my science HW

    February 22, 2016
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  6. Kaysha Fountain said:

    awesome

    February 28, 2016
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  7. Madoline Held said:

    what is an inch!? im just 10 and im french but i speak dutch and english (british)

    March 5, 2016
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  8. Qu4ntize Official said:

    well cut through wind is a misconception too large

    March 5, 2016
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  9. Candleruz blaze said:

    OMG ITS REALLY WORK

    March 6, 2016
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  10. meli robles you vidio is asowene said:

    that was realy good

    March 14, 2016
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  11. DingusMcNally said:

    We did this experiment at my school

    March 28, 2016
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  12. Shazia asim said:

    Cool

    March 28, 2016
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  13. Matthew Larrick said:

    Very helpful 😃

    April 16, 2016
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  14. Dis_Is_Dope said:

    nice

    April 17, 2016
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  15. Island Skipper said:

    Lol look at 1:32

    April 24, 2016
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  16. Dhruv Gangele said:

    noah it says from that not with that

    April 30, 2016
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  17. sanjay patel said:

    Your paper should be less wieight

    April 30, 2016
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  18. sanjay patel said:

    Agree with me?

    April 30, 2016
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  19. sanjay patel said:

    Hi tell me to improve this thing it can't fly till my wall not even 10 feet

    April 30, 2016
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  20. sanjay patel said:

    Not 10 feet

    April 30, 2016
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  21. sanjay patel said:

    😭

    April 30, 2016
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  22. sanjay patel said:

    U cryed me

    April 30, 2016
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  23. youboi joseph said:

    how to get lung because I'm dead pool I don't have lungs

    May 5, 2016
    Reply
  24. Eric Davis said:

    The guy talking makes me feel like im five…like omg im 6 1/2 so woooooow

    May 6, 2016
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  25. Andrei Yolo said:

    You look like mark

    May 13, 2016
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  26. Adisa Oner said:

    Cool

    May 20, 2016
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  27. akhil rko said:

    wowww….

    June 9, 2016
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  28. Caleb LF10 said:

    Still better than North Koreas "rockets"

    June 11, 2016
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  29. Reproprass Meowcat42 said:

    Hipster beardo with the mind of an old grandma try's to appeal to kids while making a paper aerodynamic dildo with wings.

    June 27, 2016
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  30. Super Super said:

    cool

    June 27, 2016
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  31. Kuwar Gulati 360 said:

    so cool like it

    July 14, 2016
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  32. Floof said:

    I do this one at resternot and shoot it at my brother lol

    July 19, 2016
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  33. London Paul said:

    Kiss your hand 5 time comment this on 3 other videos and then look under your pillow

    July 25, 2016
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  34. The Music Man said:

    How do you know I'm not an octopus with 8 hands?

    August 9, 2016
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  35. Myles Sullivan said:

    cool

    August 20, 2016
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  36. Sky Pop said:

    i cringed so hard lol

    August 22, 2016
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  37. Lillbunny123 said:

    lo

    September 7, 2016
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  38. Felicity Zentz said:

    c

    September 25, 2016
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  39. Felicity Zentz said:

    o

    September 25, 2016
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  40. Felicity Zentz said:

    o

    September 25, 2016
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  41. Felicity Zentz said:

    l

    September 25, 2016
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  42. Biswajit Choudhury said:

    nobel for inventing such an awesome paper rocket……..nasa calling bro

    October 3, 2016
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  43. Nasser Faisal said:

    kfccjllui

    October 4, 2016
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  44. SoapyGamer said:

    cancled

    October 19, 2016
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  45. SoapyGamer said:

    cancled

    October 19, 2016
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  46. SoapyGamer said:

    boooooooorrrrrriiiiinnnnnggggg

    October 19, 2016
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  47. SoapyGamer said:

    rrrrtrreeeeeeeeetttttttaaaaaarrrrrtttteeeedddd

    October 19, 2016
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  48. SoapyGamer said:

    im sorry

    October 19, 2016
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  49. shubham agnihotri said:

    huge video sir

    October 22, 2016
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  50. Unbelievable Gaming said:

    very nice! but small rocket goes a 27 oh my shoe size!!!!!

    October 22, 2016
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  51. Hussein Ahmed said:

    hussein the king

    October 27, 2016
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  52. Shahaans Amazing videos said:

    Hello

    October 27, 2016
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  53. Alejandro Barranco said:

    shtraw

    November 6, 2016
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  54. Diveshri Rames said:

    you can huge the wings .everyone say i am scintist

    November 7, 2016
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  55. I have some videos said:

    says you can make a rocket with paper and a straw says you need paper straws scissors scotch tape

    December 15, 2016
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  56. Cole Callison said:

    I did it at school

    December 28, 2016
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  57. cool kid said:

    I made that at discovery world

    January 7, 2017
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  58. Eric Moore said:

    poop

    January 7, 2017
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  59. GAMINGWITHMINECRAFT Rudra said:

    awesome

    February 2, 2017
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  60. toronto 09 said:

    Make a simpler rocket my god

    March 12, 2017
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  61. ram dayal said:

    nice

    April 4, 2017
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  62. AU Time said:

    Oooooooooooooo who lives in a pineapple under the sea sponge bob square pants john cena

    April 17, 2017
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  63. Random Guy said:

    Rocket

    April 17, 2017
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  64. AU Time said:

    Hoho

    April 17, 2017
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  65. Wild Child said:

    stupidity

    April 18, 2017
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  66. we do the pokey pokey said:

    I now have a science project.

    Thank You.

    May 4, 2017
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  67. Kashvi Jain said:

    Very nice

    June 17, 2017
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  68. Kashvi Jain said:

    A scientific rocket

    June 17, 2017
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  69. Ethan Whitmer said:

    The rocket that you made in the video looks like the Nazi V2

    July 21, 2017
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  70. alyas hakimi said:

    do you know who is berzileuos who said that everything is attached with vital force?

    August 28, 2017
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  71. CrypticGaming said:

    Doing this in science

    September 21, 2017
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  72. jaisy manoj said:

    It works thanks

    September 27, 2017
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  73. Shahzebali Ahmed said:

    Nice work

    October 26, 2017
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  74. Manasa Mohankumar said:

    your a noob

    November 19, 2017
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  75. Silvia paisano said:

    Just paper and scissors…

    And all the other things🤣

    November 22, 2017
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  76. Silvia paisano said:

    Paper and scissors…

    Plus many things more

    November 22, 2017
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  77. WeTheProz said:

    i wanna shoot mah beorther

    November 29, 2017
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  78. Dennis Lee said:

    it sucks

    January 5, 2018
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  79. Mega Raph said:

    Lol it looks like North korea's ICBM

    January 10, 2018
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  80. its PAX said:

    i have a blunt nife

    January 15, 2018
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  81. Sierrah L said:

    ITS BLAST OFF WHAT THE HECK

    February 19, 2018
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  82. Musab Qaiser said:

    What was I thinking obviously its paper
    i expected an actual rocket

    March 14, 2018
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  83. Musab Qaiser said:

    wow it worked my rocket is orbiting the solar system million km per hour

    March 14, 2018
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  84. Jyoti Joshi said:

    8:57 is the practical

    April 10, 2018
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  85. Rehana Shakil said:

    very bor

    May 1, 2018
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  86. K1980 jhun said:

    nice

    May 6, 2018
    Reply
  87. Bhanu Sawla said:

    U have lot of science information

    May 14, 2018
    Reply
  88. leslie linton said:

    ,

    May 22, 2018
    Reply
  89. Aftab Alam said:

    Make a video of jet and aeroplane please

    June 5, 2018
    Reply
  90. MK KID YT said:

    Hi

    August 23, 2018
    Reply
  91. Tanner Phillips said:

    so easy thanks '-'

    September 11, 2018
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  92. Dude Stop said:

    Spoiler alert: Larger the width of the wings the farther it goes.

    September 15, 2018
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  93. Angel Romero said:

    is it sad that I am barely watching this

    September 19, 2018
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  94. Bill Brown said:

    He is absser. He purposely had cameraman not show trajectory because it cannot go far..also what a joke of a grown man who feels the need to wear tight t shirts for his video..i am a triathlete so no jealousy , just think it is tacky.

    October 3, 2018
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  95. The Hølder said:

    Takeoff….. It's lift off… Lol. No hate

    Nice video tho dude
    But I'm not 5 sooo

    November 16, 2018
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  96. mashie07 said:

    Why do you keep saying m’ckay? You Mr Mackey from South Park or something

    November 18, 2018
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  97. Lizzyworld said:

    hey i have a small youtube channel called lizzyworld is it ok if i do a video crediting you with almost the same steps reply to this comment as soon as posible please

    May 29, 2019
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  98. Subu Desaraju said:

    I watched this channel in science class. You really are a genius.✌️👍

    June 7, 2019
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  99. yoselyn Hernandez said:

    I'm who says I'm not an octopus 👀

    August 20, 2019
    Reply
  100. Marji Adair said:

    why do longer straw rockets go further than shorter straw rockets?

    September 6, 2019
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