Age range: 7-11 | 11-14
Duration: 60 or more mins
  • Science

How Santa's sleigh flies

Four forces are needed for flight. Do you know what they are?

This activity looks at the forces which affect how Santa’s sleigh will fly. Explore these forces using our free activity sheet you can download to design your own sleigh and help Santa. Gravity, air resistance, unbalanced forces and thrust are all fun factors in this science experiment which you can do at home or in schools this Christmas - the magic of science is real-life fun!

Download our free activity sheet below to get creative.

Oh ho ho, and don't forget to share your experiment highlights with us @IETeducation! #SantaLovesSTEM

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