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.
You supply the plastic bottle (20 ounce, one liter, or two liter), scissors, tape, and a cool-melt glue gun, and we supply everything else your students need to construct a water rocket. Students can design their own graphics. Use a Pitsco launch system to launch the rockets 200 feet or more!
Looking for standards-based activities to accompany these materials? The Water Rockets Teacher’s Guide is available for print here, or you can download a digital copy for free here.
Order 30 kits to build a class pack!
Extra cardboard tubes for bottle rocket bodies are available in five different lengths and diameters. Use with Pitsco Plastic Nose Cones and Spacer Rings. All tubes can be used in water (bottle) rockets and solid-fuel rockets.
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.
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!
Water rocketry is one of the most fun and exciting hands-on science activities around. Converting empty plastic soda bottles into high-flying rockets provides a great opportunity for students to discover important scientific principles such as Newton’s laws, acceleration, thrust, and inertia.
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.