Are you looking for a quick and easy hands-on STEM project idea that can help engage your students and enhance their learning? Look no further than this simple project that can be done with just a few materials!


  • Balloons
  • Plastic straws
  • Tape
  • Scissors


  1. Cut the top off of a plastic straw to create a “rocket launcher.”
  2. Blow up a balloon and hold the neck closed with your fingers.
  3. Tape the balloon to the end of the straw.
  4. Let go of the balloon and watch it fly!

This project is a fun and interactive way to teach your students about the science of air pressure and propulsion. You can even have a class competition to see whose balloon rocket can fly the farthest or the highest!

By incorporating hands-on projects like this into your curriculum, you can help your students develop a love for STEM and make learning more enjoyable. So why not give it a try and see how much your students can learn and have fun at the same time?

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