STEM Fortnight

As part of our Science Technology Engineering and Maths work we were investigating how things fly.  For example, kites and planes.  We discovered that there needs to be a force involved to make them move.

Kites need the wind to make them move and planes need engines.  Mrs James gave us the challenge of trying to get a balloon from one end of a piece of string to the other.

We tried different ideas but in the end we did the following.  Check out our video.

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We put a straw on the piece of string, blew up a balloon but didn’t tie  it, cello taped a balloon to the straw and then let it go.  The force of the air escaping from the balloon made it zoom along the string.