4-Wheel Balloon Car

Harness the force of air to build a race car and compete with your friends and family!


Balloon, Straw, Recycled Materials

Academic Vocabulary

Forces, Push, Pull, Speed, Direction

Standards (NGSS)


Make your own car with materials found at home and power it with a balloon!

Discussion Point 1

Why does the car move when you release air from the balloon?

Discussion Point 2

How can you control the direction of the car?

Discussion Point 3

Extra Resources