Week 1: Balloon Racers
Make your own breeze on a hot day and learn about Newton’s third law of motion at the same time. Build balloon racers and explore the idea that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Challenge someone to a race, experiment with different types of balloons, even make your racer into a Chicago “L” car!
Download our Week 1 activity guide for materials and instructions. You can also watch our video preview below for tips on your terrarium.
- This week's activity: Balloon Racers (PDF)
- Summer Brain Games - Templates (PDF)
- Full Activity Guide with all eight weeks (PDF)
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