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Christmas STEM Activity - Reindeer Balloon Rockets - Santa's Reindeer Games

Grade Levels
3rd - 6th, Homeschool
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Students will enjoy practicing the engineering design process with this fun holiday STEM Activity. They'll research, design, test, and redesign their balloon rockets using an adorable chimney-shaped target to help Santa add one more reindeer to his flying team.


Help! One of Santa’s reindeer hurt his hoof during a recent reindeer game and Santa is holding try outs to fill the spot since Christmas is just days away. Build a rocket that will propel your reindeer towards the chimney-shaped target. Santa needs to make sure that the reindeer he adds to his team is an accurate flyer. Good luck!

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- Teacher Instructions & Helpful Tips

- Materials List

- How to Make a Rocket Teacher's Guide

- Student Challenge and Design Sheet

- Color and Black & White "Flying Reindeer"

- Color and Black & White "Santa's Sleigh"

- Color and Black & White Chimney Target Practice Sheets







Newton's 3rd Law


Cross Cutting Concepts (CCCs):

Cause & Effect


Science and Engineering Practice (SEPs):

Developing & Using Models

Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information

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Wishing you a class full of curious minds, always!



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Total Pages
12 pages
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Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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