Straw Rocket

Straw Rocket

Students cut out and color a paper rocket, and fly them using straws.
3 years and up
Education Levels:
Pre-kindergarten and up
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A fun activity for elementary-school aged kids. Straw rockets combine the crafty fun of cutting and coloring with learning about rocket propulsion.

The website linked from this resource page has instructions, and a printable rocket template.

In our experimantation, we found that making the attached rocket tube about half the length of the rocket's body, and attaching it close to the nose gave the best propulsion.

Attaching the straw
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