When he was a teenager, my husband used to build homemade rockets with friends. As it turns out, boys of various ages, and many girls too, are absolutely thrilled by shooting projectiles of any kind into space. Well, into the sky, anyway. The higher, the better.
If you’re looking for a gift for a young physicist, seeking to explore the wonders of missile launching, this could be a great choice:
It’s not as small as it looks. It’s a telescopic system, which adjusted to full height, provides an impressive launch pad for the three lightweight missiles. It’s meant for outdoor play, of course, and can be just the thing to take along a family picnic.