Standing only as tall as a #2 Pencil, the Star Hopper is ideal for introducing students to the basics of rocketry without spending a lot of time on construction and clean up! The Star Hopper is expertly designed to take up minimal flying space, making it possible for an entire class to launch their rockets in a parking lot or standard ball field.
The Star Hopper pairs perfectly with 3 custom unit and lesson plans.
Which plan meets your needs?
Shoot For The Stars!
In this unit plan, students determine the optimal length of a streamer that allows a rocket to return as closely as possible to the launch site.
Students will learn about the forces of flight, how a streamer affects drag, and the importance of being able to accurately predict where a rocket will land. Shoot for the stars and let our unit plan teach your students how to return from those stars safely!
It's Not JUST Rocket Science
In this lesson, students act as consultants to an aerospace business where they can research and report on all types of careers within the aerospace industry including writing, graphic design, and people-oriented jobs, defying the expectations of what aerospace really means!
The Race For Space
In this lesson, students are introduced to the Space Race and challenged to conduct research and build a timeline of important events in the race to space.
Understanding the history of space exploration and its value will enable students to build and launch their Star Hopper their way, defying the limits of both STEM and aerospace.
Affordable, Easy, and Fun For All Ages!
The Star Hopper is designed to hit the launch pad as quickly as possible, making it ideal for programs with a limited amount of time to spend on rocketry activities.
Combined with any three of our lesson plans, the Star Hopper provides an excellent opportunity for students to assemble their very own flying rocket quickly and easily.
The Star Hopper offers:
- Under 10-minute assembly
- A small profile, easy to pack up and move or store
- A maximum altitude of 400 feet