With a total of 26 students and 2 sessions, we kicked off the 2021 Summer STEM Program strong by making a balloon car and learning about Newton's Laws of Motion!
We started off the workshop with some fun icebreakers and the students started brainstorming their car designs! We had all sorts of cars: different shapes and sizes. We even held a small competition and encouraged students to build either an efficient or a creative car design.
After attaching the wheels and the balloon, the car was ready to go. All the students had a great time blowing up the balloon and watching their car move.
To wrap everything up, we learned about Issac Newton and his 3rd Law of Motion: every force has an equal and opposite reaction! We spent some time talking about why the balloon car moves and how this relates to Newton's 3rd Law.
Thank you to all our diligent students and our amazing instructors Teresa and Emma for leading the workshop!
Even though our workshop has already passed, we encourage everyone to follow along with the slides and try out the experiment for themselves if they have the needed materials. Happy building!