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Air Rockets STEM Unit

SKU: W39850
$2,595.00 (USD)
Availability: This product has an expected shipping date of three weeks from the date ordered.


This three-week unit introduces students to experimenting with variables and finding the velocity of air-powered rockets. In the first section, students build simple straw rockets and test how different rocket lengths and launch angles affect flight. Students record the resulting data and use it to calculate velocity. In the second part, the class turns to rockets launched by the powerful AP Launcher. These tube rockets are ideal for outdoor or gymnasium launches that help students explore fin placement and design their own rockets. Finally, they build and launch rocket-boosted gliders.

Have a class of more than 24 students? No problem! Four-student add-on packages are available.

Interested in purchasing storage for your STEM Unit? We recommend the addition of three Standard Gray Bins, two Clear Storage Bins with Lids, one Shallow Red Bin, and one Large Blue Bin to help make storing your STEM Unit supplies a breeze!


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


Learning Values

  • Thrust
  • Center of gravity/pressure
  • Force and motion
  • Velocity vectors
  • Construction techniques
  • Evolution of rockets
  • Historical perspectives
  • Problem-solving
  • Design process
  • Materials strength
  • Variables
  • Computing apogee
  • Component vectors


  • Students Served: 24
  • Length of Unit: 3 weeks
  • Tools and Materials Required: Scissors, calculator, digital scale, stopwatch, tape measure, safety glasses