Straw Rockets

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In this activity, learners will create unique rockets. Each rocket will be powered by air as the learner will blow into a straw and watch their rocket fly. Learners are encouraged to change their rocket design and the type of straw to find the best flying rocket. Activity includes step-by-step instructions with visual aids. This activity uses low-cost materials. A Spanish version of the activity is also included.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per student

Age Range:
Ages 4 - adult

Resource Type:

English, Spanish



  • Physical Sciences
    • Motion and Forces

Informal Categories

  • Model Building


Access Rights:

  • Free access



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