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Building straw rockets is a great activity for elementary students to complete. This elementary guide is written for Grades 3-5. With these fun activities, students grasp a variety of subjects including Newton’s laws, gravity, mass, and more.
The Straw Rocket Elementary STEM Activity Guide contains teacher and student instructions for math, science, and engineering activities; assessment questions; resource pages; and student pages. This guide contains two guided inquiry lessons and a culminating engineering challenge for students to apply concepts learned through inquiry lessons.
Equipment and materials needed to complete guide activities include the Pitsco Straw Rockets – Getting Started Package (includes launcher), tape, scissors, rulers, art supplies, scales, and standard classroom tools and materials. Activities can be completed with the Straw Rocket Launcher or Mini Straw Rocket Launcher.