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Can You Build A Balloon Rocket Car?


Do you think it's possible to build a car powered by nothing but air? Find out with our new STEM challenge.

What do you think? Can you build a balloon rocket car?

What you need per person/group...

What you need to build you own car:

  • Cardboard
  • Glue/Tape
  • Scissors

What you need to do...

  • Students will begin by picking groups or work independently.
  • Have students take the Creator Sheet and begin to decide what items they will use to create a Balloon Rocket Car.
  • The next step is for students to write out the steps they are choosing to create the Balloon Rocket Car - Will students create a car or use an already built car?
  • On the Creator Sheet have students record any issues they have as they following the steps they created for building the Balloon Rocket Car.
  • Once the Rocket Car is created, they will then test by blowing up the balloons and attaching them to the car. Note on the Creator Sheet how many balloons you are starting with and then note when adjustments need to be made. 
  • Right down any changes that they think should be made, to make the car move quicker.

We would love to see you try this STEM Challenge. Share your results with us through social media!

Happy Making,

Maker Maven

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