STEM Engineering Challenge - Balloon Buggies

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In this activity students design, build and test a balloon buggy made from cheap and everyday household items, and optimize it for maximum range and/or speed. The buggies are then be raced competitively and compared to try and understand what makes an optimum design.

This task can be used to support student learning of Engineering Design, Forces and Interactions and Energy from the NGSS. The resource includes materials, tools and preparation needed, context, task components with explanations, instructions and tips for students and a risk assessment.
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3 hours

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