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Air-Powered Rocketry STEM PBL Unit

SKU: W46488
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$1,795.00 (USD)
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STEM PBL Units enable students to make STEM connections locally and regionally by completing STEM projects and corresponding STEM PBL Activators. The framework of our STEM PBL Units includes a meaningful STEM challenge, authentic inquiry, student choice, applied development, and public engagement. Additionally, all STEM PBL Units contain 3-D printing connections, career connections, and alignment to the national career clusters.

In the Air-Powered Rocketry STEM PBL Unit, students are challenged to complete any of the three Activators chosen by them or the teacher. PBL Activators available include Straw Games, where students design a fun game for all ages; Bird Brigade, where students create an automatic bird scatterer for their community; and Straw Wars, where students participate in a simulated war using straw projectiles.

The unit comes with materials and equipment needed for a class of 24 students, a teacher’s guide containing activity details and instructions, and a guide with three STEM PBL Activators containing starter ideas, cross-curricular connections, a concept map, and career cluster alignment. A Getting Started with STEM PBL e-learning course comes with the purchase of a unit.

Click here to take a look at how Pitsco’s STEM PBL compares to PBLWorks Gold Standard, HQPBL, and the Legacy Cycle.

Click here to download a blank STEM PBL Planning Form.

Note: E-learning course access will be provided via email upon shipping confirmation.


Type: Multi-Student STEM Units and Courses Grades: 6-8


What You'll Get

  • Air-Powered Rocketry STEM PBL Activators guide
  • Straw Rockets Teacher’s Guide
  • Straw Rocket Refill Packs
  • 6 Straw Rocket Launchers
  • Storage bin
  • Labels

Learning Values

  • Force and motion
  • Thrust
  • Center of gravity/pressure
  • Calibrations
  • Pneumatic systems
  • Problem-solving
  • Modeling
  • Prediction
  • Technological design
  • Measurements
  • Data collection/graphs
  • Data analysis/prediction


  • Length of Unit: 19-42 days
  • Tools and Materials Required: Scissors, ruler, and transparent tape

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