STEAM: Make Balloon Propelled Vehicles
Beginner | 23 min 52 sec
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Jamie Hudson, a PhD scientist and longtime crafter, teaches you how to use wood and straws to make a toy car, a spinning UFO, and a tiny shuttle, all powered by a balloon. These projects are a great blank canvas for decorating and getting creative. Learn about potential energy, kinetic energy, mass and mass displacement, reaction force, and even a little bit of rocket science while you use a Cricut machine and some simple materials to assemble three diferent balloon-powered vehicles to race with friends.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Three balloons
  • Six paper straws
  • Basswood for Cricut
  • 3/4" electrical tape
  • Cotton string
  • A marble or ball bearing
  • Glue dots
  • Velcro dots
  • Masking or artist tape
  • X-acto knife
  • Scissors
  • Cricut Maker and mobile device to access Design Space
  • Cricket Knife Blade
Downloads:
Learn how to:
  • Make a balloon-powered toy car
  • Cut basswood with a Cricut
  • Use Cricut Design Space software
  • Use a balloon to create kinetic energy to power a toy car

What you'll get:
  • Easy-to-follow video lessons on how to make a balloon-powered vehicle 
  • Three HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supply list 
  • Step-by-step instructions by scientist Jamie Hudson
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
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Megan Ward
Great explanations and fun result.
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I love it
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Charlotte Wilson
it was awesome!!!
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