STEM Challenge Balloon Carousels

STEM Challenge Balloon Carousels
STEM Challenge Balloon Carousels
STEM Challenge Balloon Carousels
STEM Challenge Balloon Carousels
STEM Challenge Balloon Carousels
STEM Challenge Balloon Carousels
STEM Challenge Balloon Carousels
STEM Challenge Balloon Carousels
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  1. STEM Challenges: Here’s a set of SIX challenges that all involve Newton’s Laws of Motion! Students will be learning about the second and third laws specifically and designing Bottle Cars, Egg Cars, Newton’s Cradles, Paper Plate Balloon Cars, Balloon Carousels, and Balloon Rockets! Fabulous and fun!
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  2. STEM Challenge Money-Saving Bundle: Oh my goodness- kids love to design things and use balloons to propel them! Here are three fabulous challenges that all use balloons!Please note: This package contains three lessons. Each may be purchased separately. Just click on the titles! These three are also
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STEM Challenge: Can your students build a carousel that is propelled by balloon power? Yes, they can and it will amaze you!

This challenge can be purchased as part of a money-saving bundle!

STEM Balloons Bundle

This STEM activity will have your students using some very simple supplies to create a carousel that turns. The carousel is powered with a balloon or balloons and must stay aloft on its central turning pole. Will it turn? How fast can it turn? How many balloons should you use? How will you attach it to the central pole? Great questions for your collaborative groups! The problem-solving and immediate modifications to designs are really fun to watch!

The package specifically contains: Cover, Teacher Overview, Materials and Preparation page, 5 pages of Teacher Step-by-Step Directions filled with Helpful Hints, one additional page of hints, constraints of the task poster, 3 pages of photos, a 2-page lab sheet with answer key, a 1-page lab sheet with answer key, Terms of Use page and Credits. But there is more! The challenge also includes scoring rubrics and editable files for the constraints poster and lab sheets.

Supplies needed in addition to this package include: foam plates, balloons, heavy paper or cardboard, broomsticks or PVC pipe, pipe cleaners, rubber bands, string, cardboard tubes, masking tape, and optional craft items for decorating the final carousel. 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 Cars

Save even more money and get the entire Balloon Bundle:

STEM Balloons Bundle


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