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.
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.