Pitsco Straw Rockets - Getting Started Package (For 30 Students)
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- Package includes the Straw Rockets Class Pack, Straw Rocket Launcher, and Straw Rockets Video DVD for teaching aerodynamics, introductory rocketry, and scientific concepts including force and motion, thrust, and center of gravity, with activities and a hands-on project to construct and launch model straw rockets
- Straw Rockets class pack contains enough straws, clay, and cardstock for 30 students to design and build four straw rockets each
- Pneumatic Straw Rocket Launcher includes adjustable trajectory angle and adjustable launch force for launching rockets
- Straw Rocket DVD provides information about building and launching straw rockets, and includes instructions about how to maintain the rocket launcher for a comprehensive straw rocket project
- Reinforces engineering, technology, and math concepts as students design and build model straw rockets, experimenting with different lengths, weights, and fin designs
The Straw Rocket Launcher uses pneumatic force to launch straw rockets and allows students to adjust the trajectory angle and launch force. It is designed to be used in a large, indoor area, such as a gymnasium. The launcher base is made of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) for strength and stability, and it supports the pneumatic launch tube, the weighted drop rod in the cylinder, and the adjustable trajectory angle gauge. The force of the launch can be controlled by varying the release height of the weighted drop rod, marked in centimeters on the rod. The trajectory angle can be adjusted 90 degrees in either direction. The launcher measures 25 x 9 x 11 inches (H x W x D). (H is height, the vertical distance from lowest to highest point; W is width, the horizontal distance from left to right; D is depth, the horizontal distance from front to back.) The 31-minute Straw Rockets Video DVD is closed captioned and in NTSC format, provides information about building and launching straw rockets, and includes instructions about how to maintain the rocket launcher for a comprehensive straw rocket project.