Junior - Mechanical Engineering: Balloon Car Design Challenge


Learn about air power and create an alternative fuel car.

  1. Learn about potential and kinetic energy

  2. Design and build a balloon car

  3. Test your balloon-powered car

  4. Analyze and share results

  5. Brainstorm ways to improve your design

When you've earned this badge, you'll know how to engineer a balloon-powered car and understand potential energy, kinetic energy, and jet propulsion.

Kit Cost: $5.00

If you would like to purchase a kit with Cookie Dough, we can absolutely make that happen! Just email us at theorangeval@gmail.com and we'd be happy to assist you.
Badges and patches sold separately. You can purchase the Junior Balloon Car Design Challenge badge from GSWW for $3 each here.

Kit Contents:

  • Badge completion instruction packet

  • Balloons

  • Twine

  • Straws

  • Tape

  • Cardboard

  • Dowels

  • Car body (TP tube or plastic water bottle)

  • Engineering Process booklet

Not included, but needed for completion:

  • Recycled items if you'd like to use something else for wheels and/or body. (optional)