Here at Science Sparks we love experiments you can make fly. We’ve got different types of rockets, paper spinners, parachutes and even a paper helicopter. Which will you try first?

All these science experiments are great for learning about forces. Gravity, friction and air resistance are all examples of forces you need to consider when making things fly!

Experiments you can make fly

Bottle Rocket

One of our most popular science experiments is our bottle rocket. They do take a bit of setting up, but can be used over and over again so are definitely worth the initial effort. You can also buy a bottle rocket kit which makes it a bit easier.

We decorated ours, but that’s obviously completely optional.

The lovely image below is taken from This Is Rocket Science which includes full instructions for how to make a rocket and 69 other fun space themed experiments and activities,

How to make a Bottle Rocket

Squeezy Bottle Rocket

Learn about Newton’s Third Law with this easy squeezy rocket.

Squeezy rocket
Squeezy Rocket – Image Taken from This IS Rocket Science

Film Canister Rockets

We love these exploding chalk rockets from Growing a Jewelled Rose, or try our slightly less colourful version.

film canister rocket
Film Canister Rocket

Paper Helicopters

We found these awesome ( and super simple to make ) helicopters in the fantastic new Easy Paper Projects book from Red Ted Art.

Paper Projects by Red Ted Art

Paper Aeroplanes

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.

Straw Rockets

These easy straw rockets are super simple to make and fly amazingly well.

Straw Rockets - easy experiment you can make fly

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!

Milk Jug Rocket

Milk jug rockets are so easy to make. You just need an empty, clean milk jug and a cardboard or paper cone.

decorated Milk Jug Rocket
Milk Jug Rocket – Image taken from This IS Rocket Science

Paper Spinners

We loved these paper spinners too. Try making big ones, little ones and even tiny ones to see which drop the fastest.

Paper spinners. Super easy to make flying spinners made with paper and a paperclip.

Do you have any more ideas for flying experiments for us?

If you enjoyed these activities don’t forget to check out our gravity experiments too!

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