STEM Activity Challenge: Balloon Cars

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STEM Engineering Challenge: Can you build car that will roll and travel using a balloon as the propulsion method?! Yes, you can!

This challenge is available as part of a money-saving bundle!

This STEM activity will have your students creating a car that rolls using some very basic supplies. The added bonus is to make the car propel forward with the power of a blown up balloon. Will it roll? Will it travel on a straight path? How will the balloons be attached? Great questions for your problem-solving group! And there will be problem-solving. Your students will amaze you with their designs and ways to make this car work.

Students will follow the steps of the Engineering Design Process as they work through completing this challenge. Teacher directions and lab sheets are marked with the steps!

The package specifically contains: Cover, Teacher Overview, Materials and Preparation page, 2 pages of Teacher Step-by-Step Directions, 2 pages of Helpful Hints, 3 pages of photos, a 2-page lab sheet with answer key, a 1-page lab sheet with answer key, a Terms of Use page, and a Credits page.

Supplies needed in addition to this package include: paper plates, wooden skewers, straws, balloons, tape, scissors, and small pieces of cardboard. Of course, substitutions can be made for any of these!

This challenge works perfectly with other Balloon Challenges:
STEM Challenge: Balloon Rockets
STEM Challenge: Balloon Carousels

Save money by purchasing all three Balloon Challenges in a money-saving bundle:
STEM Challenges – A Bundle of STEM Challenges Using Balloons

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STEM Activity Challenge: Balloon Cars
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STEM Activity Challenge: Balloon Cars
STEM Activity Challenge: Balloon Cars
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