Balloon Powered Race Cars

Illustration

Objectives:

Materials:

Rules:

Procedure:

  1. You will bring in materials from home and assemble your car in class.  
  2. On race day we will set up a track in our classroom. 
  3. You will race in pairs against other classmates. 
  4. Cars that follow all of the rules will be eligible for awards.  
  5. Winning cars will be displayed in the lobby as well as on our web page!  
  6. These awards will be given in three categories.

Good Luck!

 

This activity was inspired by Mr. Bings Physical Science Class.  

This is his page: http://www.ahsd25.k12.il.us/School%20Info/South/Southfiles/Bingaman/motion/balloon/racers.htm

Helpful Links:

http://pbskids.org/zoom/freeloads/ballooncar.html

http://www.kyrene.k12.az.us/schools/Pueblo/Tech/balloon_car.htm

http://www.alaska.faa.gov/flt_std/aved/teachers/Rcar.html

http://library.thinkquest.org/50109/projects/bcars.html

http://www.eecs.umich.edu/mathscience/funexperiments/agesubject/lessons/other/rocket_car.html