Balloon Cars!

General Topics: Kinetic Energy, Mechanics, Physics, Simple Machines Grade Level: 2-3 In this activity we explored the process of how forces work and how a force in one direction can cause motion in the opposite direction (Newton’s third law). The exercise had the students learning how to make a car powered by a balloon to be blown …

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Check out what SPARKmakers did at MERCY’S STEAM Program Spring 2016!

General Topics: Architecture, Circuits, Design, Electronics, Engineering. Geometry, Physics Grade Level: 6-8   Over the course of 12 weeks (from April 6th through June 22nd), SPARKmakers led a “thinkering” workshop titled Designing Playful Structures, Simple Machines, and Electronic Gadgets at Mercy Neighborhood Ministry of Philadelphia and in partnership with the Internship Program from William Penn Charter School. …

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