Balloon Car STEM Challenge

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Balloon Car STEM Challenge

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Subjects: Engineering Design, Teamwork, Back to School

Grades: 2nd - 9th 

Resource Type: Stage 2 - Engineering Design Challenge

Teaching Duration: 2 hours

Total Pages: 6

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    A FREEBIE for you to sample a popular STEM activity.

    Challenge students to build a balloon-powered card that can travel 5 feet! This STEM challenge will take your students through the engineering design process as they brainstorm, design, build, and test with a fun and engaging project.

    STEM challenges incorporate math and science concepts with creativity, innovation, and critical thinking. Students are provided with a Mission Sheet and a Student Handout that guides them through the engineering design process. 

    • Engineering Design Process Overview
    • STEM Challenge Student Handout
    • Mission with materials list and engineering design constraints that includes Math Problems & STEM Career Connection

    Top Reviews

    Looks like a fun activity! I like the simple materials needed (already have these in my classroom) and the excellent student guide to help them along. Bonus with the math and career connection included! Great resource. - Innovations in Technology

    Students loved this!!!! Packet provides great layout of the engineering process. - Roberto J