Materials Contributed through SERC-hosted Projects
Investigating Forces: Balloon car activity part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
In this activity, students build a car out of common materials which is then propelled by the release of air out of a balloon. Teams of students are asked to build a car that travels a minimum distance. The activity is then extended to a competition to build the car that travels the furthest.