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Balloon Car – Getting Started Package

SKU: W15790
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$110.00 (USD)
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Inflate your students’ confidence with this fun and challenging balloon car activity. Students build their own balloon-powered vehicles, ranging from the simple to the outrageous!

If desired, the students’ cars can be raced against one another in a classroom showdown. The Balloon Car Explore-A-Pak includes enough materials for 32 cars.

Looking for fun activities to accompany these materials? Download the Balloon Car Elementary STEM Activity Guide for free here.


Type: Multi-Student Project Packs Grades: 3-12


Choking Hazard: Children younger than eight years old can choke or suffocate on uninflated or broken balloons. Adult supervision required. Keep uninflated balloons from children. Discard broken balloons at once.

Latex Warning: This product contains latex and when in contact with skin it might result in an allergic reaction.

What You'll Get

  • 200 brass washers
  • 100 balloons
  • 8 wood axles (17")
  • 64 GT-RX wheels
  • 64 GT-FX wheels
  • 32 plastic straws (1/8")
  • 32 plastic straws (1/4")
  • 32 car templates
  • 32 scientist notebooks
  • Fold & Race Ramp
  • Quick-start guides


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)


  • Students Served: 30
  • Level: Suitable for Grades 3 and up
  • Material: This product contains latex.

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