Straw Rockets

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Using a Pipette or Straw and a rocket picture. Make a self propelling rocket using just your young peoples breath.

Supported by the GGNZ Programme Team


 Straws
 Tape or glue dots
 Plastic pipettes (or straws with a larger diameter than the other set of straws)
 Markers, crayons, or coloured pencils
 Scissors


1. Print out the free rocket template. Colour the rockets and cut them out.
2. Cut the bottom off a plastic pipette and attach it to the back of a rocket using tape or glue dots. (If you don’t have any plastic pipettes handy, you can use a straw instead. (Just make sure this straw is wider than the other straw you’ll be using for launching.) Cut the straw to fit the length of the rocket and tape one end shut so it’s completely sealed. Attach it to your rocket with glue dots or tape.)
3. Slip a straw into your pipette, and you’re ready to launch!
4. Give your straw a big puff of air, and watch it take off!


  • flight
  • science
  • STEM

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