Straw rockets might be an introductory rocket activity, but this guide will help you get a lot of educational mileage out of them! With these fun activities, students grasp a variety of subjects including force and motion, thrust, center of gravity, prediction, measurements, and tons more.
The Straw Rockets Teacher’s Guide contains NGSS, CCSSM, NSTA, NCTM, and ITEEA standards addressed; teacher and student instructions for a variety of math, science, and technology activities; pretests and posttests; resource pages; and puzzles. Contains separate activities for middle school and high school students.
Equipment and materials needed to complete guide activities include the Pitsco Straw Rockets – Getting Started Package (includes launcher), ruler or measuring tape, scissors, stopwatch, digital or nondigital scale for weighing rockets, and standard classroom tools and materials. Note: This list is for all activities; individual activities don’t require all listed materials.