6th Class Balloon Powered Cars

6th class watched some clips of hybrid and electric car adverts which started off very interesting conversations about how cars of the future could run in order to reduce our carbon footprint. 6th class decided that a car moves when a force is applied to it, whether push or pull. Then, in groups, we set about planning, designing and testing our very own balloon powered cars. Everyone really enjoyed the process and how each group were able to come up with solutions to problems encountered. We even used our Maths skills, like measuring distances and time in order to find out how fast each car travelled. It took a lot of redesigns and tweaks but every group had great fun! Take a look at some of our work below!

Testing was fun!
Each group spent time coming up with a plan and a sketch of their vehicle
Similar but very different at the same time! 🙂

Post Author: Darragh O'Connell