Year 2 have been busy designing and building a brilliant balloon powered vehicle for STEM week over the last few days. The goal was to engineer a balloon powered car from plastic waste – in this case, a used plastic bottle.
The children have focused on the design process and considered different methods on how best to add moving axels, using straws and wooden skewers, to our plastic bottle. Children have also added cogs for wheels and used masking tape to secure it to their bottle. The final step will be to add our balloon and straw, before we do our science experiment to look at distance travelled.
What is STEM?
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics is a broad term used to group together these academic disciplines.