A target board best used with the Straw Rocket Launcher. Set up the board a distance away and have students aim their rockets at it. See who can land their rocket closest to the center of the target. It’s a great addition to all straw rocket lessons.
Has your Straw Rocket Launcher’s launch tube seen better days? If so, this brass tube replaces the launch tube so you can keep flying those rockets.
Manufactured to fit perfectly on the Pitsco Straw Rocket Launcher, Precision Straws are used to make straw rockets that will launch every time! They are made from Mylar for durability and can also be glued.
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.
This pack includes enough Precision Straws, clay, and fin material for 30 students to make four rockets each, which enables them to experiment with different weights, straw lengths, and fin designs.
Pack includes student instructions. Requires launcher, scissors, ruler, and transparent tape, sold separately.
Students can build their own straw rockets and test them on the Straw Rocket Launcher. Just like early rocket pioneer Robert Goddard, they can conduct scientific experiments by varying the trajectory angle and launch energy. These rockets can travel up to 50 feet!