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Straw Rockets – Getting Started Package

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Description

Building and experimenting with these simple rockets is the perfect way to introduce students to rocketry. And they’ll learn a bevy of physics principles in the process!

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.

Details

Type: Multi-Student Project Packs Grades: K-12
SKU: W35783

Safety

Resources

Learning Values

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

Specifications

  • Students Served: 30
  • Tools and Materials Required: Scissors, ruler, and transparent tape

“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