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Air-Powered Racing STEM PBL Unit

SKU: W46477
A Pitsco Exclusive
$900.00 (USD)
Availability: Out of Stock - Please allow 2-4 weeks for shipping.


STEM PBL Units enable students to make STEM connections locally and regionally by completing STEM projects and corresponding STEM PBL Activators. The framework of our STEM PBL Units includes a meaningful STEM challenge, authentic inquiry, student choice, applied development, and public engagement. Additionally, all STEM PBL Units contain 3-D printing connections, career connections, and alignment to the national career clusters.

In the Air-Powered Racing STEM PBL Unit, students are challenged to complete any of the three Activators chosen by them or the teacher. PBL Activators available include Pressurized Delivery, where students create an air-powered delivery system in their community; Compressed Travel, where students design a green mass transit system for their community that uses compressed air; and Pneumatic Coaster, where students design an air-powered roller coaster for their community or a theme park.

The unit comes with materials and equipment needed for a class of 24 students, a teacher’s guide containing activity details and instructions, and a guide with three STEM PBL Activators containing starter ideas, cross-curricular connections, a concept map, and career cluster alignment. A Getting Started with STEM PBL e-learning course comes with the purchase of a unit.

Click here to take a look at how Pitsco’s STEM PBL compares to PBLWorks Gold Standard, HQPBL, and the Legacy Cycle.

Click here to download a blank STEM PBL Planning Form.

Note: E-learning course access will be provided via email upon shipping confirmation.


Type: Multi-Student STEM Units and Courses Grades: 6-8


  • California Proposition 65 Warning:

    WARNING: This product contains one or more chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, and other reproductive harm.

What You'll Get

  • Air-Powered Racing STEM PBL Activators guide
  • AP Bottle Racers Teacher’s Guide
  • Getting Started with STEM PBL e-learning course
  • 30 AP Bottle Racer Kits
  • AP Bottle Racer Launcher
  • Deluxe Port Pump
  • AP Racer Nozzles
  • Storage bins
  • Labels

Learning Values

  • Aerodynamic drag
  • Force and motion
  • Potential/kinetic energy
  • Pressurized systems
  • Design and problem-solving
  • Observations/analysis
  • Problem-solving
  • Calculating speed
  • Measuring time


  • Length of Unit: 23-30 days
  • Tools and Materials Required: Paint or decals