Eighth graders Joe Gorski and Charlie Ovens, from Washington Jr. High in Naperville, show us how to make matchstick rockets. Joe is the one with the bowtie. Charlie is wearing the lab coat.See more science experiment videos
Here we are gonna start a commotion,
Rappin' 'bout Newton's third law of motion.
Every action has an equal and opposite friend,
Another force that comes out the other end.
Rockets use this to fly into space,
It might look easy but that's just not the case.
It takes a lot of energy to send missiles on the attack,
'Cause half of it is lost going out the back
The larger the object, the more force it needs,
That's why it's harder to move a tree than it is to move its seeds
If you try to throw a football it's harder to pass,
'Cause compared to a golf ball it's got more mass
The entire earth has a special attraction,
And it plays a big part in a force's transaction
The name is gravity and it ain't a new fad,
If you want to get around it, you can't - so too bad
The world sucks you in, but the ground pushes back,
It's a non-moving force that has no slack
The force of combustion propels these rockets
They're powerful and dangerous but fit in your pockets
His name is Isaac Newton and he's a rally smart guy
The Third Law of Motion would never lie