STEM Challenge Bottle Car featuring Newton’s 3rd Law

STEM Challenge Bottle Car featuring Newton’s 3rd Law
STEM Challenge Bottle Car featuring Newton’s 3rd Law
STEM Challenge Bottle Car featuring Newton’s 3rd Law
STEM Challenge Bottle Car featuring Newton’s 3rd Law
STEM Challenge Bottle Car featuring Newton’s 3rd Law
STEM Challenge Bottle Car featuring Newton’s 3rd Law
STEM Challenge Bottle Car featuring Newton’s 3rd Law
STEM Challenge Bottle Car featuring Newton’s 3rd Law
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It’s time for a STEM Challenge with Newton’s Laws of Motion! Students will love this car “racing” challenge and the learning will amaze you!

This challenge is available in money-saving bundles!
STEM Challenge Bundle featuring Newton’s Laws of Motion
STEM Mega 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, a scoring rubric, and the Terms of Use page. All forms are editable! 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 other about Newton’s Laws of Motion!
Build an Egg Car
Build a Newton’s Cradle

All three Newton challenge are available 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:
Balloon Rockets
Balloon Carousels
STEM Challenge Building Ramps

You might also be interested in my catalog: STEM and Science Posters Catalog
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Get this as part of a bundle:
  • 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!
  • STEM Challenges: Here’s a set of three 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, and Newton’s cradles! Fabulous and fun! Please note: This package contains three challenges. Each m
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