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Compressed Air Elementary STEM Unit (Grades 3-5)

SKU: W45573
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$1,195.00 (USD)
Availability: This product has an expected shipping date of three weeks from the date ordered.


Elementary STEM Units include cross-curricular activities and experiments that teach concepts in math, science, technology, and language arts. In today’s classroom, flexibility is key, and these STEM Units were created to be easily set up and adaptable.

Compressed Air is a two-week Elementary STEM Unit for Grades 3-5 in which students work in teams of two to four to learn about compressed air. Students learn about elasticity and stored energy, and, for their challenge, they design and build a balloon rocket.

Each unit comes with a unit guide, teacher notes, scope and sequence, teacher’s guide, student pages, assessments, and all the materials needed for a class of 24 students.

See the Compressed Air Contents resource for part numbers and quantities of included items.


Type: Multi-Student STEM Units and Courses Grades: 3-5


Latex Warning: This product contains latex and when in contact with skin it might result in an allergic reaction.

What You'll Get

  • Package of screw eyes
  • Tape measure (10 m)
  • Package of clear straws
  • Package of long balloons
  • Quick-release clamp (4")
  • Package of balloons (11")
  • 3 digital scales
  • 12 bottles of HD Bond II glue (2 oz)
  • Package of cardboard tubes
  • Package of flexible tubing
  • 3 boxes of modeling clay
  • Roll of string
  • Package of rubber bands
  • Roll of fishing line
  • 2 packages of paper clips
  • 12 rolls of transparent tape
  • 12 rolls of masking tape (1")
  • 24 syringes (20 mL)
  • Long-nose pliers
  • 12 black permanent markers
  • 12 red permanent markers
  • 12 blue permanent markers
  • 12 green permanent markers
  • Package of glue daubers
  • 6 gold marker pens
  • 6 silver marker pens
  • Package of sponges
  • Mini Easy Cutter
  • 12 hand pumps
  • Package of card grid
  • Compressed Air Unit Guide
  • Finding Out About Flight Teacher’s Guide
  • 24 Finding Out About Flight Student Books
  • Storage bins with lids
  • Labels and setup instructions


Learning Values

  • Elasticity
  • Compression
  • Pneumatics
  • Potential energy
  • Transportation
  • Problem-solving
  • Design process
  • Energy and power systems
  • Angles
  • Measurement (time and distance)


  • Note: This product contains latex.