Everyone loves a craft or toy that flies. We were recently sent this brilliant Sonic Booma from Wicked, we found it a bit tricky initially but once you get the hang of it, it works brilliantly and the whistle warms passers-by it’s coming! You can even get a glow in the dark version, which sounds amazing. It made me think back to all our flying experiments, so I put together a collection of my favourites.
Experiments you can make fly
Squeezy Bottle Rocket
Learn about Newton’s Third Law with this easy squeezy bottle rocket.
Film Canister Rockets
Tinkerlab makes some brilliant paper aeroplanes. Try having a competition to see who can get their plane to fly the furthest. This is great for a bit of measuring practice too.
These easy straw rockets are super simple to make and fly brilliantly well.
Paper and Straw Aeroplanes
Red Ted Art has some brilliant paper and straw aeroplanes, these look very easy to make. You could even try making a giant version!
We loved these paper spinners, try making big ones, little ones and even tiny ones to see which drop the fastest.
Here at Science Sparks we are passionate about getting kids outdoors away from screens. We’re always on the look out for fun garden toys which don’t take up too much room, and are currently loving the Sky Spinner as well as the Sonic Booma from Wicked. The Sky Spinner can reach an amazing 500 revs per minute, that’s a lot more spinning than our paper spinner! We’re busy learning tricks, so watch out for some cool videos coming soon.
We were sent the Sky Spinner and Sonic Booma free of charge.