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In this activity, learners build their own rockets from paper, coffee stirrers, and tape. Learners discover that when anything flies, air pressure is always involved. Use this fun activity to introduce learners to aerospace engineering.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
Under 5 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 11

Resource Types:
Activity, Experiment/Lab Activity

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


  • Thin plastic coffee stirrers
  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Straws
  • Empty dish detergent squeeze bottles (caps removed)

Subjects


  • Engineering and Technology
    • Engineering
      • Aerospace Engineering
  • Physical Sciences
    • Motion and Forces
    • States of Matter
      • Gases

Informal Categories


  • Toys

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

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  • Free access

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Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, American Chemical Society, ©2015

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