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Balloon Powered Car

​The Year 7s have been designing and building a balloon powered vehicle as part of their Year 7 Science Forces unit. They have been constructing the vehicles at home and at school. The purpose of the project is to encourage the students to investigate and explore the concept of forces acting upon their car, particularly the effects of friction and weight (gravity). The dependent variable being measured is the distance the vehicle can travel and the independent variable has been left up to the students to decide as they work through the complexities of constructing and modifying a vehicle. Thank you to Mr McLeod for allowing me to visit his class and witness our young scientists in action.