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Straw Rocket Maker Project

SKU: W42963
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Rockets are always fun. That is a simple truth of the world. With the Straw Rocket Maker Project, students play with rockets and design their own rockets while learning about projectile motion, aerodynamics, gravity, and much more.

Looking for standards-based activities to accompany these materials? The Straw Rockets Teacher’s Guide is available for print here, or you can download a digital copy for free here.

In need of fun activities for elementary-aged students? Check out our Straw Rocket Elementary STEM Activity Guide, available for print and free digital download.


Type: Multi-Student Project Packs Grades: K-12


What You'll Get


Learning Values

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


  • Students Served: 30 (4 rockets per student)

“The straw rockets unit is one of my students’ favorite activities. They absolutely love designing, building, and testing their rockets. You can hear their excitement build when they use the Pitsco launcher and watch their rockets fly down the designated path. Using straw rockets provides an excellent opportunity to integrate STEM skills into your curriculum.”

– Joan Gillman, former fourth- and fifth-grade teacher

“Just wanted to [say] that I am so proud that I got the Straw Rocket Launcher! We had school Monday and Tuesday this week. I decided we would make straw rockets on Monday and we launched them today! The students loved it! Please let me know if you have any other wonderful activities like this! Thanks so much.”

– Cindy Thomas, STEM teacher, Choctaw Central High School, Choctaw, Mississippi