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Lift Off

Lift Off

| 1 min

A clip in the Science Please! collection, Lift Off uses archival footage, animated illustrations and amusing narration to explain what makes a rocket lift off.

  • director
    Sylvain Charbonneau
  • animation
    Pierre M. Trudeau
  • producer
    Jean-Jacques Leduc
  • associate producer
    Marc Bertrand


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Ages 6 to 9

Science - Physical Science

Ask your students to explain rocket staging and view videos of rocket launches. Have them build rockets using cardboard, straws and balloons and then hold a contest to see which rocket flies farthest. Read through the Tintin volumes Destination Moon and Explorers on the Moon and discuss whether the details on rockets are realistic.

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