We’ve made shooters before to explore aerodynamics and trajectory, they’re super easy to make and great fun, especially when made to look Christmassy.
This is another great activity to practice learning about experimental design too.
What you need
Straws – maybe different sizes
Christmas coloured paper/wrapping paper
Things to think about
Do your shooters need to be the same size? Could you try different sizes?
What happens if you blow harder or use a thicker straw?
Roll your paper around the straw and sellotape it up, you’ll need to seal one end as well.
Place the shooter over the straw and blow through the straw.
How about making a target and turning it into a game to practice adding up? Or you could make a hoop and try to get the trajectory just right for the shooter to pass through the hoop.
To learn about aerodynamics and trajectory see here.