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Balloon Car Elementary STEM Activity Guide

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Building a balloon car is a great activity for elementary students to complete. This elementary guide is written for Grades 3-5. With these fun activities, students grasp a variety of subjects including distance, speed, weight, testing, inquiry, and tons more.

The Balloon Car Elementary STEM Activity Guide contains teacher and student instructions for math, science, and engineering activities; assessment questions; resource pages; and student pages. This guide contains two guided inquiry lessons and a culminating engineering challenge for students to apply concepts learned through the inquiry lessons.

Equipment and materials needed to complete guide activities include the Pitsco Balloon Car Explore-A-Pak, ramps, scissors, tape, hole punches, art supplies, washers, tape measures, highlighters, stopwatches, and standard classroom tools and materials.


Type: Activity Guides and Curriculum Grades: 3-5



Learning Values

  • Newton's third law
  • Potential/kinetic energy
  • Thrust
  • Friction reduction
  • Problem-solving
  • Systems
  • Engineering design
  • Iterative design
  • Averages
  • Derived measurement (velocity)
  • Measurement (time and distance)


  • Binding/Pages: Paperback, 30 pages
  • Author: Jeana Kotzman
  • Copyright: 2015
  • Publisher: Pitsco, Inc.
  • Number of Lessons: 3
  • Number of Worksheets: 4
  • Pages: 30
  • Binding: Paperback