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Age Range: 7-11
Duration: 30-59 mins
  • D & T
  • Science
  • Maths

Air powered cars

Using air power to race cars!

In this activity learners will make cars from plastic construction blocks, for example Lego®. They will use balloons to power these vehicles and measure their speed over a set distance.

Resources required: 

  • Plastic construction bricks, including wheels
  • Balloons
  • A stopwatch or a stopwatch App on a phone
  • If available: a tape measure to measure the distance of the course
  • Optional: plastic straws, sticky tape, cardboard strips (for walls for the test track)

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