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28 STEM Toys for Rocket-Obsessed Youngsters

STEM education teaches children about the subject but also how they fit into the real world. It combines academic practices with real life, giving a thorough understanding of the subject. And as rocket science is supposed to be difficult, give your child the best chance at becoming the next astronaut with STEM experiment kits and rocket toys.

Use STEM rocket toys and experiment kits to teach your children the wonders of space flight and rockets.

Sick Science Fizz Pop Boom Science Kit

Sick Science Fizz Pop Boom Science Kit

Explain rocket flight in an easy and simplified way with 9 different experiments. Make a rocket using fizzy soda and launch a bottle of soda into the air just by adding Mentos. All 9 of these experiments will promote critical thinking and are great fun for all the family.

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Thames and Kosmos Rocket Science Kit

Thames and Kosmos Rocket Science Kit

Rocket science is supposed to be difficult. But this STEM science kit proves that that’s not always the case! Learn about air pressure, read about the different vehicles that have been into space and then build a stomp on rocket launcher and catapult a rocket high into the air.

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Stomp Rocket Ultra Party Pack

Stomp Rocket Ultra Party Pack

Now even parties can have a little bit of STEM learning involved. This party pack Stomp Rocket allows up to 5 people to launch a rocket into the air. Turn it into a competition by seeing who can get theirs the furthest. No batteries needed and easy assembly means the fun can start right away.

$29.00


Learning Resources Primary Science Leap & Launch Rocket

Learning Resources Primary Science Leap & Launch Rocket

Perfect for introducing STEM rocket toys from a young age, this Leap and Launch rocket toy is suitable from age 3. The harder you stomp, the higher it will fly! Ideal for helping develop gross motor skills and learn about the relationship between force and projection.

$19.99


Remote Control Rocket Launcher Kit

Remote Control Rocket Launcher Kit

An upgrade from the classic rocket experiments we all know, this rocket launcher kit allows your kids to press the launch button themselves! While it still uses baking soda and vinegar as fuel, you can now decide when your rocket fires off towards the stars.

$21.95


Scientific Explorer Rocket Car Kit

Scientific Explorer Rocket Car Kit

Build and launch your very own rocket car with this STEM rocket kit. For age 9+, kids can build a rocket car and then propel it over 200 feet using carbon gas. Not only will it improve building skills but it’ll also teach them chemistry when they mix baking soda and vinegar to make the rocket fuel.

$16.99


Uncle Milton Fireworks Lightshow Night Phantom Sky Rocket

Uncle Milton Fireworks Lightshow Night Phantom Sky Rocket

Enjoy the beauty of fireworks without the loud bangs. Launching up to 100 feet in the air, you’ll be able to clearly see the gentle glow of the Night Phantom Sky Rocket. The wings will detach and float gently to the ground, making an awesome light show for you and you friends.

$24.97


The Magic School Bus: Soaring into Flight

The Magic School Bus: Soaring into Flight

Ideal for all budding young scientists, The Magic School Bus STEM rocket kit contains several different experiments, all of which are sure to inspire those young scientific minds. Find the pieces to build a rocket, a balloon jet and make the ultimate paper aeroplane within this kit and get scientific!

$19.88


4M Kidz Labs Micro Rocket Launcher

4M Kidz Labs Micro Rocket Launcher

Make some rocket fuel by learning about the chemical reaction which happens when you combine baking soda and vinegar. Then use this rocket fuel to launch a micro rocket into the air! Suitable for ages 5 and up, this mini pocket rocket toy is perfect to introduce young children into the world of rocket science.

$6.99


Discovery Propulsion Rocket

Discovery Propulsion Rocket

Have you ever wanted to build, personalize and then launch your very own rocket into space? Well now you can with this Propulsion Rocket kit. Using basic household ingredients as fuel, you can launch it up to 30ft into the air. And the best thing? You can launch it time and time again.

$24.99


4M Green Rocket

4M Green Rocket

Look after the environment and launch a rocket with this Green Rocket. Using recyclable materials and air pressure, you can build a rocket out of old magazine pages and soda bottles. It’ll launch up to 80ft and is ideal for kids interested in rocket science.

$13.19


4M Water Rocket Kit

4M Water Rocket Kit

If you have a child who is interested in rocket science and space, this Water Rocket kit will be perfect and needs nothing more than an old soda bottle and bicycle pump. Launch your homemade rocket 30ft into the air and spark their imaginations and scientific minds.

$21.79


Aquapod Bottle Launcher

Aquapod Bottle Launcher

Create hours of fun with this STEM portable Aquapod Bottle Launcher. Perfect for sunny days in the back yard, Aquapod can launch 2 liter soda bottles up to 100ft in the air. And because it’s portable, you can take it with you anywhere, providing instant entertainment for children.

$39.99


Scientific Explorer Meteor Rocket Kit

Scientific Explorer Meteor Rocket Kit

Suitable for young astronauts or more seasoned rocketeers, blast off a rocket into space using the simple chemical reaction which happens when you mix baking powder and vinegar. This kit contains all the components you’ll need to launch your very own rocket toy high into the sky.

$29.96


LAUNCH! Rocket Science Kit

LAUNCH! Rocket Science Kit

If you want to nurture your kid’s interest in rocket science and all things space, this STEM rocket launch kit is perfect for doing just that. It includes 18 different experiments such as making a scale model of the solar system and building a barometer.

$26.95


4M Rocket Race Car Kit

4M Rocket Race Car Kit

Combine a love of rocket science and all things cars to build and launch a toy rocket car which can reach amazing speeds! Made from a recycled soda bottle and using just water and air pressure, this kit is also perfect for those interested in green science.

$49.99


Stomp Rocket Jr. Glow

Stomp Rocket Jr. Glow

All that is needed to power up this rocket is your feet. Just stomp on the launch pad and the rocket will shoot up to 100ft in the air. And they glow in the dark, meaning you can play with it night and day, never missing an opportunity to explore the stars.

$14.99


US Sense LED Foam Finger Rockets Slingshot Copters

US Sense LED Foam Finger Rockets Slingshot Copters

Ideal to use as party favors, for when you go camping or simply to have fun with in the back yard, these foam finger rockets are literally perfect to use anywhere. Using the kinetic energy produced by a rubber band, you won’t need to provide any rocket fuel to power these up. Supports STEM learning.

$18.99


Famemaster 4D-Vision Saturn V Rocket Model

Famemaster 4D-Vision Saturn V Rocket Model

Are you and your kids interested in the history of space exploration? If so, you need this 1:100 scale model of Saturn V, the rocket which launched Apollo 11 to the moon. Easy build with snap together pieces, this iconic rocket toy and the Apollo 11 spacecraft can be displayed in your home.

$299.99


Rube Goldberg Rocket Challenge Interactive STEM Kit

Rube Goldberg Rocket Challenge Interactive STEM Kit

Learning must be fun or children simply won’t remember what you’re trying to teach them. Use this hilarious interactive STEM kit to build and launch a rocket, using gravity and water pressure. Complete the challenge to set off an amazing-(ly funny) chain reaction.

$42.95


Playz Kaboom! Explosive Combustion Science Lab Kit

Playz Kaboom! Explosive Combustion Science Lab Kit

25 different experiments are included within this STEM science lab kit. Build a rocket, make fizzy bombs and set off a color explosion. All of the experiments have been designed to strengthen scientific and logical minds, both of which are needed when exploring rocket science.

$39.95


Boom! Combustion Science Lab Kit

Boom! Combustion Science Lab Kit

Bring a science lab into your home with this combustion science kit. You can build rockets and make colorful expanding liquids with sparkle effects! With 25 different experiments, you’ll practically be an expert in all things BOOM! when you’ve completed them all.

$27.55


Blast Pad Pro-Missle Launcher

Blast Pad Pro-Missle Launcher

Make it a family competition and see who can make the rocket fly the furthest. Take a running jump and stomp on the launch pad to watch the rocket soar off into the sky. All astronauts need to be healthy to go to space and this rocket launcher will keep you fit with all the running and jumping!

$29.99


Science Time Fun Chemistry Lab Interactive Kit

Science Time Fun Chemistry Lab Interactive Kit

Chemistry is an important part of space travel. We need to learn how to make rocket fuel to power the rockets and why the planets all have different atmospheres. Introduce your children to the world of chemistry with the 37 fun STEM experiments contained within this kit.

$29.95


Meccano Space Quest Set

Meccano Space Quest Set

Give your children the means to build a rocket, as well as 14 other spacecrafts including a lunar module and a satellite with this 230 piece Meccano set. It will also strengthen their hand-eye coordination and expand their scientific imagination when they design and then build their very own rocket.

$55.00


Geospace Jump Rocket Build N' Blast

Geospace Jump Rocket Build N' Blast

Compete with your friends and family to see who would make the best rocket scientist by designing and building foam rocket toys to launch into the air. With enough materials to build 8 rockets, you then have to battle it out to see who can make theirs fly the furthest.

$9.99


StratoLauncher Ultimate Water Rocket Launcher

StratoLauncher Ultimate Water Rocket Launcher

Send your rockets hurtling over 350ft with this powerful water rocket launcher. Simply attach a 2 liter soda bottle onto the nozzle and send it flying! The best thing about this kit is that it is extendable and upgradable, meaning you can keep up with your child’s interests and age range.

$95.00


Smithsonian Science Activities Rocket Science Kit Toy

Smithsonian Science Activities Rocket Science Kit Toy

Build and launch a model rocket. Everything you need to create this model is included except the ingredients to make the fuel, which is baking soda and vinegar. There’s also a sticker sheet inside the box so you can personalize and customize the rocket to your own style. The perfect STEM rocket set.

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9 DIY Rocket Ideas

Diy Rocket Building Station For Kids

Diy Rocket Building Station For Kids

Follow this DIY tutorial and let the kids go wild, building and decorating their own rockets made from recycled soda bottles and popsicle sticks. Then when they’re done making them, send them shooting up to the stars using homemade rocket fuel (which is really just baking soda and vinegar!)

Exploding Pop Rockets

Exploding Pop Rockets

Create a fun and exciting experiment to show your children how rocket flight works. All you need are mini M&M tubes and some antacids. This DIY tutorial will show you exactly what to do and how you can recreate this scientific STEM rocket experiment.

Straw Rockets (with Free Rocket Template)

Straw Rockets (with Free Rocket Template)

Using the free printable template included in this tutorial to make rocket straws, you and your kids can decorate the rockets using your favorite pens, crayons or even stickers and then take to the skies! Simply blow through the straw and see how high you can get your rocket.

Diy Soda Rockets

Diy Soda Rockets

If you need to reuse your old soda bottles, then this STEM activity is perfect. Great for expanding little engineering minds, build a rocket from the soda bottle, a Styrofoam cone and washi tape. Then aim for the moon with rocket fuel, made from vinegar and baking soda.

How To Make A Squeezy Bottle Rocket

How To Make A Squeezy Bottle Rocket

For a fun and interesting way to start explaining forces to kids, this DIY squeezy bottle rocket is perfect. All you need are empty squeezy bottles, some straws and blue tack. Draw and cut out a rocket shape and tape it to a straw. Then insert the straw into the bottle and squeeze!

Epic Bottle Rocket

Epic Bottle Rocket

Go back to basics with this simple soda bottle, baking soda and vinegar experiment. Perfect for a fun outdoors activity this summer, this DIY tutorial will talk you through, step by step, and explain how to recreate this classic experiment. And the best thing is, you can do it time and time again and it’ll never get boring!

How to Build a Cardboard Rocket Ship

How to Build a Cardboard Rocket Ship

Make your kid’s dreams of becoming an astronaut and flying to the moon a reality. Follow this tutorial and build them a rocket ship, which can sit in your front room or in their bedroom. They’ll be able to explore space, meet aliens and walk on the moon whenever they feel like it.

How to: Bottle Rocket with Vinegar and Baking Soda

How to: Bottle Rocket with Vinegar and Baking Soda

If following written instructions isn’t yours or your children’s thing, this video tutorial will show you how to make this classic rocket experiment. Using just baking soda and vinegar, you can make a soda bottle shoot high in the air, which all kids will find amazing.

Diy Balloon Rockets

Diy Balloon Rockets

Not too keen on mixing vinegar and baking soda to create rocket fuel? No matter, you can launch a rocket using a balloon and air pressure. This DIY tutorial shows you how to create your own balloon rocket and send it shooting across your house.

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