Contributor: Carla Avitabile
Description: Create air or stomp rockets.
- 10 Foot lengths of 1/2″ Plumbing PVC Pipe (1 each per stomp rocket)
- 1/2″ PVC Elbow (1 per stomp rocket)
- 1 Box Plastic Wrap
- 1 Handful Rubber Bands
- Duct Tape
- 2-Liter Soda Bottle (1-2 per rocket)
- Template for Rocket Fins
- 1-2 Roll Scotch or Like Tape
- Measuring Tape
- Hack Saw(s) – I borrowed most of these from staff members
Number of People: 5-25 (can increase class depending on how many rocket launchers you want to make)
Target Audience: All Teen (Don’t be fooled by the pictures, even older teens liked this)
Cost: $25-30 (Used magazines from the Library Friends donations)
Prep Time: Really the only prep time is shopping unless you don’t feel comfortable allowing your group to use the hack saws. Then you will need to spend about 1 hour cutting the PVC pipe.
Instructions: Here is the link to the Air Rocket Instructions with diagrams! I got my instructions from an amazing website Science Toy Maker created by Science Teacher extraordinaire Slater Harrison. This is a great resource from an extremely supportive science (now retired I think) teacher. He really will answer your questions.