Experiment Mi-02

Recoil of a Cannon

Description: A one inch tube is sealed at one end and mounted on wheels to create a cannon.  Small pieces of dry ice are dropped into the open end of the tube and the tube is sealed with a rubber stopper.  When the stopper blows out the cannon recoils.


The cannon at rest.


Dry ice being loaded into the cannon.


The cannon is on the far right of the picture, showing how far it recoils.



Dry ice is very cold. Wear protective gloves snd safety goggle. Use tongs to handle it. Do not allow dry ice to touch skin or eyes. Do not ingest. Ensure that your lab area(s) are well ventilated.


Materials: Cannon, dry ice


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