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Alpha III® Bulk Pack (12 pk)

Alpha III® Bulk Pack (12 pk)

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Looking for an engaging and educational activity? Look no further than the Alpha III bulk pack rocket kit! This kit is perfect for inspiring children's interest in STEM subjects through hands-on trial and error learning.

Designed with beginners in mind, the Alpha III rocket kit can reach a height of up to 1150 feet when paired with Estes standard model rocket engines (sold separately). Once it reaches its peak altitude, the rocket will gracefully descend to the ground using its colorful 12-inch parachute.

The Alpha III is good for both newcomers and experts, making it an ideal choice for classrooms or outdoor adventures. This high-energy experience is sure to capture the imaginations of children of all ages as it inspires them to learn more about the fascinating world of rocketry.

Key features of the Alpha III bulk pack rocket kit include:

  • Designed for beginners: The Alpha III is one of the first rockets in the Beginner level series. It makes it a perfect choice for kids who are just getting started with rocketry.
  • Educational: This rocket kit provides a hands-on learning experience that can help spark an interest in STEM subjects like physics and engineering.
  • High-flying: When paired with Estes standard model rocket engines (sold separately), the Alpha III can reach heights of up to 1150 feet, providing an exciting and exhilarating experience for kids.

The Alpha in the Classroom

The Estes Alpha uses a traditional rocketry structure, making it the intermediate kit to level up your rocketry activities. It’s about the experience for the students, and that’s what set the Alpha apart for generations. It’s about showing a young mind what is possible with a STEM-based education and that future is within their grasp.

Take your Alpha out to the launch field and experiment with a variety of engines and compare the altitude!

It’s not just about how the Alpha can touch a student, but also how active rocketry activities can teach in ways that few things can. It doesn’t feel like a school project, it’s not homework. It’s just doing something awesome. They just accidentally end up learning a whole bunch about the world around them. It’s why millions know the Alpha is #1.

Tools and Supplies

What You Need to Build (Not Included)

  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Fine Sandpaper
  • Carpenter’s Glue
  • Hobby Knife
  • Masking Tape
  • Primer and Paint

What You Need to Launch (Not Included)

Engine Chart


Projected Altitude

1/2A6-2 135 ft
A8-3 356 ft
A8-5 366 ft
B4-4 682 ft
B6-4 678 ft
C6-5 1,221 ft
Projected Max Altitude

1000 ft. (305 m)

Recovery System

12 in. (30.5 cm) Parachute


12.3 in. (31.2 cm)


0.98 in. (25 mm)

Estimated Weight

0.8 oz. (22.7 g)

Estimated Assembly Time

1 Hour (painting and glue drying time not included)

Fin Materials

Laser cut wood

Decal Type


Launch System

Porta-Pad II and Electron Beam Launch Controller

Launch Rod Size


Age Recommendation

Estes model rocketry is recommended for boys and girls ages 10+ with adult supervision for those under 12, and rocketeers of all ages.

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Live, Online Training and 1:1 Support!

Estes Education has been a leader in STEM education for over 60 years. We know that STEM is a vital interdisciplinary topic that requires hands-on and inclusive learning. Explore these supporting materials to take learning to new heights!

Should you have need, you can meet with a member of Education team for FREE, 1:1 online support to learn rocketry basics, how to apply our curriculum, and discover unique teaching strategies. Our team is eager to answer your questions!

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Learn About Model Rocket Safety!

Not sure how to safely launch a rocket with your group? Head over to our dedicated Safety instructions page for videos, support, and more!

How to Fly Safely!