Oreo cookie fueled model rocket and other candy propellants

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Oreo cookie fueled model rocket and other candy propellants

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Theodore Gray over on Popular Science launched a model rocket using Oreo cookies as fuel (Potassium perchlorate) – ” Food contains an amazing amount of energy. If you don’t believe it, feed candy to some kids and watch them bounce off the walls. Of course, tot-baiting is only one way to turn food energy into noise and destruction.”Link.

Related:
Candy Propellant Experiments – Link.

6 thoughts on “Oreo cookie fueled model rocket and other candy propellants

  1. chroma says:

    These guys are planning to launch a sugar powered rocket into space!

    http://sugarshot.org/

  2. morganw says:

    http://www.jamesyawn.com/KClO3/notes.html

    suggests potassium nitrate is safer than potassium chlorate. Indeed, you get twice the links & more useful info if you google “potassium nitrate sugar rocket” than ..chlorate.

    http://www.trailertrashaerospace.com
    has some fun experiments.

  3. Foodenergy says:

    Check out this introduction article on Food energy:
    Food energy

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