Space contexts for education.
Skills development for the space sector.

ESA Teach With Space

Flaming bubbles

This video, part of a new series of ESA teaching resources called 'Teach with space', shows an experiment that can be performed by teachers in the classroom to demonstrate a controlled explosion of methane and use models to visualise balancing chemical equations – key concepts in rocket propulsion.

  • Flaming bubbles, Fuel + oxidizer + ignition = rocket launch - classroom demonstration video, VC02
  • Released 30/07/2014
  • Length 00:05:58
  • Language English
  • Footage Type Documentary
  • Copyright ESA


If you'd like to find out more about engaging workshops and demonstrations at the National Space Centre or your School, see our Student Masterclasses.

Thanks to sponsorship from PPG we are offering £300 bursaries for schools towards one of our Masterclasses for 10 - 14 year olds - find out more here.