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Straw Rockets – Getting Started Package

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$209.00 (USD)
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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.


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



Learning Values

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


  • 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