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STEM Activity Challenge Build a Bottle Car- featuring Newton’s 3rd Law

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STEM Engineering Challenge: It’s time for Newton’s Laws of Motion! Students will love this car “racing” challenge and the learning will amaze you!

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

In this challenge students will use materials to design and build a balloon powered car. The car must roll on a straight path and travel as much distance as possible before the balloon is exhausted. This challenge will demonstrate the third law of motion and also demand that students work together to design wheels, axles, and the blowing mechanism of their cars. The tricky attachment of the axles and wheels will try their patience and create opportunities to improve their vehicles. Can the cars race down a straight track? Will the wheels roll properly? Will the balloon propel with enough force to cause forward movement?

You will need supplies in addition to this package. This includes: Empty water bottles, Balloons- 8-9 inch diameter, Straws- 2 sizes, Dowel sticks or wooden skewers, Masking tape, Pipe cleaners, Rubber bands, Round objects for wheels, Cardboard pieces, and Track for racing. (The track is optional.)

The package specifically includes: cover, teacher background, materials and preparation page, 6 pages of teacher directions, a constraints list, a special page of information about Newton’s Laws of Motion, 4 pages of photographs, student lab sheet, and the credits page. Student answer sheets are not included, but samples from student work are included in the teacher direction pages. The page count listed for this package includes everything.

This challenge will need 2 class sessions to complete.

This challenge works perfectly with these:
STEM Challenge Build a Newton’s Cradle- featuring Newton’s 3rd Law
STEM Challenge Build an Egg Car- featuring Newton’s 2nd Law

Or you can purchase all three challenges in a money-saving bundle:
STEM Challenge Bundle featuring Newton’s Laws of Motion

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You might also like these STEM events about Force and Motion:

STEM Challenge: Balloon Rockets
STEM Challenge: Balloon Carousels
STEM Challenge Building Ramps

You might also be interested in my catalog: STEM and Science Posters Catalog
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STEM Activity Challenge Build a Bottle Car- featuring Newt
STEM Activity Challenge Build a Bottle Car- featuring Newt
STEM Activity Challenge Build a Bottle Car- featuring Newt
STEM Activity Challenge Build a Bottle Car- featuring Newt