Simple, easy hands-on lab that will help students get ready for a STEAM activity and engagement challenge into an outer space unit!
TO INFINITY AND BEYOND
o Materials: Balloons (several bags), scotch tape, printer paper, (meter sticks to measure)
o Procedure: Test 1 should be your control group where you blow up a balloon (making sure you use the same amount of air for each test you do by using the same number of breaths, (like 5 or 6 breaths).
Hold it up high in a long hallway and then let it go, how far does it go?
o Now see if your students can add features to their balloon to make it go further, have them test this in the same way you did the control balloon, and then have them make modifications.
o Have them graph their results and write a conclusion.