Straw Rockets Science Experiment for Kids

Blast off into some serious fun with our out-of-this-world straw rockets experiment for kids. Learn some flight engineering while you're at it!

Flight engineering can be some out-of-this-world fun. Find out how with this straw rockets experiment! It’s part of the Virtual Camp, brought to you by Metro Parent and Michigan Science Center.

It was July 20, 1969 when the Apollo 11 mission landed the first man on the moon. It was an unbelievable feat, all made possible by lots and lots of science.

Want to get a taste of the science they used? Combine physics with some good old creative juices to make your own rocket and launch it into the air with a straw.

Here, find out how to make your own DIY rocket by watching the video. Then, get the guide for the step-by-step directions plus cool physics and space travel trivia and extra resources.

When you’re done, take the quiz to test out what you’ve learned.

Having a “blast”? Let us know! Snap pix of all the fun you’re having and post to Instagram with the hashtag #MPcamp.

1. Watch the straw rockets experiment.

Izzy the puppet and her pal Taylor meet up with scientist Rauk at the Michigan Science Center to learn all about flight engineering.

2. Download your free straw rockets guide.

Cover of the 2019 virtual camp experiment one guide

Build a DIY rocket of your own and discover some cool physics and space travel trivia and resources.

3. Take the straw rockets quiz.

Izzy near question marks for the virtual camp quizzes

Test your science smarts.

Metro Parent Editorial Team
Metro Parent Editorial Team
Since 1986, the Metro Parent editorial team is trained to be the go-to source for metro Detroit families, offering a rich blend of expert advice, compelling stories, and the top local activities for kids. Renowned for their award-winning content, the team of editors and writers are dedicated to enriching family life by connecting parents with the finest resources and experiences our community has to offer.

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