If you enjoy this project, then I encourage you to buy my book, Rubber Band Engineer. You can also find it wherever books are sold.

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  • Use a 7" rubber band or 2 short rubber bands tied together instead of just 1 short rubber band.
  • Attach a pencil eraser to the tip of the rocket. This will prevent the straw from breaking, and it will help it shoot farther.


  • Straw
  • Rubber band
  • Craft stick
  • Paperclip
  • Cardstock
  • Masking tape
  • Pencil eraser
<p>I purchased a membership on the premise that the download button would give you access to the the full instructions of this activity. What is seen on the page is what you get in the download along with the choice of whether you want comments and/or common activities (why I would want to waste data on downloading comments?). While it is buyer beware, the membership of this site does not offer the bang for the buck you spend. Lesson learned.</p><p>This is a great video and project, written steps would be beneficial.</p>
<p>Thanks! Just made a sample, and will be using this in my class tomorrow.</p>
<p>I can't believe that I made this, it may not be the best looking, but it does work. thank you for the wonderful detail. It only took a few minutes to make.</p>
<p>Thanks! My class is making this tomorrow:-) </p>
<p>This is a wonderful site!!! Can't wait to try these projects with my students.. </p>
<p>made it</p>
<p>i love your projects. i tried 3 of them with my students. I am confused which project to start with. Can you please tell me the Sequence of them according to your objectives? </p>
<p>Greetings,</p><p>I recommend running these projects in this order:</p><p>Geometric shapes, pyramid catapult, slingshot rocket, slingshot car, rubber band helicopter, cork shooter, crash test car, tornado tower, hydraulic machine.</p><p>Good luck!</p>
this didnt work for me
how big are fins? <br>
I now want you as my teacher ;w; lawl &lt;3
High five on slingshot rocket. Loved the details. I am a teacher in Alaska and needed an idea for Read Across America Day. I used your project with six groups, about 10 per group, kindergarten to sixth grade. We listened to the children's book Mooncake by Frank Asch and then built rockets. It was awesome. Even the little guys were successful! Thanks for putting this out there.

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