video Teach Engineering: Slingshot Rockets
EDIT: Long rubber bands or two short rubber bands tied together work much better than one short rubber band.

Rubber band
Craft stick
Masking tape

obasan2 months ago

Thanks! Just made a sample, and will be using this in my class tomorrow.

shaffer74 made it!4 months ago

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.


Thanks! My class is making this tomorrow:-)

HollyW27 months ago

This is a wonderful site!!! Can't wait to try these projects with my students..

MilaB11 months ago

made it

bdoorah1 year ago

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?

WYE_Lance (author)  bdoorah1 year ago


I recommend running these projects in this order:

Geometric shapes, pyramid catapult, slingshot rocket, slingshot car, rubber band helicopter, cork shooter, crash test car, tornado tower, hydraulic machine.

Good luck!

Filipp2 years ago
this didnt work for me
legoman1112 years ago
how big are fins?
I now want you as my teacher ;w; lawl <3
Eaglez3 years ago
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.
shiraazstar3 years ago