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Patrons practice the engineering design process by creating paper rockets that can be launched from a soda straw. They then test, redesign, and do it again!

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Hints for uses in your library Always practice safety and never allow patrons to project rockets at each other. Let students personalize their rockets by drawing on them.
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Participants Enjoyed the Activity 
Participants Learned from This Activity 
Activity Instructions Were Clear and Easy to Follow 
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10/26/2018

Soda Straw Rockets

This was a super simple craft we did in November for Aviation History Month. There wasn't a straight face in the library that evening, everyone was having a great time and laughing. There were little paper rocks all over the place. Very simple and fun craft that everyone can have fun with. We highly recommend.

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Soda Straw Rockets

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Patrons practice the engineering design process by creating paper rockets that can be launched from a soda straw. They then test, redesign, and do it again!