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Carolina STEM Challenge®: Balloon Race Cars Kit

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Grades 6–12. Race to the finish with balloon-powered race cars and Newton’s laws of motion. Design teams build and test a prototype car, then explore how changes to the wheels, body, and balloon alter performance. To successfully compete in the class challenge for maximum speed or distance, teams must overcome obstacles such as friction and car stability.

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Grades 6–12. Race to the finish with balloon-powered race cars and Newton’s laws of motion. Design teams build and test a prototype car, then explore how changes to the wheels, body, and balloon alter the performance. To successfully compete in the class challenge for maximum speed or distance, teams must overcome obstacles such as friction and car stability. Extend the lesson to cover propulsion, force diagrams, aerodynamics, and energy conservation. This activity is an excellent way to incorporate math and engineering skills into your science lesson. Materials support 15 design teams. Includes instructions.

  • WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Children under 8 yrs. can choke or suffocate on uninflated or broken balloons. Adult supervision required. Keep uninflated balloons from children. Discard broken balloons at once.
  • This item is only available from Carolina Biological Supply Company.
 
Components Qty Included?
Wooden Stirrers 250 Included
Foam Trays 30 Included
Cardboard Trays 15 Included
Sandpaper Squares 4 Included
Straws 100 Included
Balloons, 9 in 30 Included
Balloons, 5 in 32 Included
Modeling Clay, 1 lb 1 Included
Plastic Stirrers 35 Included
Teacher's Manual and Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
Tape 15 Needed, Not included
Scissors 15 Needed, Not included
Metric Rulers 15 Needed, Not included
Timers 15 Needed, Not included
Resealable Plastic Bags 15 Needed, Not included
Metersticks 5 Needed, Not included
Balloons, 11 in (optional) Needed, Not included
Balloons of other shapes (e.g., long, pear-shaped - optional) Needed, Not included
Additional Materials to Construct Car Body or Wheels (optional) Needed, Not included


Carolina STEM Challenge

Carolina STEM Challenge® Physical Science Series

Engineer excitement with NEW kits for middle and high school physical science that:

  • Incorporate STEM concepts
  • Promote creativity, team building, and fun
  • Encourage interest in science

Easily integrate exciting STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) activities into any physical science curriculum with Carolina STEM Challenge® Physical Science Series kits. They engage and inspire students with fun real-world design challenges in an exciting tournament-style format.

Hands-on activities center on engineering concepts and practices from the Next Generation Science Standards. Design teams design, build, test, and modify their prototypes to provide an innovative solution to the class challenge. These activities strengthen students’ critical-thinking and creative problem-solving skills, while encouraging creativity, collaboration, and teamwork.

Designed with ease of use in mind, Carolina STEM Challenge® Physical Science Series kits have the materials and information needed for classroom success:

  • Warm-ups and demonstrations
  • Science content
  • Literacy extensions
  • Notebooking options
  • Grading and scoring rubrics

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