Check out these tried and tested propulsion activities from other STEM educational resources!

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Resource 1

Balloon-powered Vehicles

Investigate propulsion by making some balloon-powered vehicles! This ballon-powered car and balloon-powered boat are super fun to watch in motion. The materials you’ll need are pretty straightforward too; skewers, balloons, and a small piece of plastic tubing will likely be the only things on your list!

Resource 2

DIY Stomp Rockets

Build a DIY version of the always-popular stomp rockets using air pressure and propulsion! This project requires a few non-household items (PVC elbows and pipes), but the payoff is worth it – “rockets” that propel into the sky via air pressure and the force of your feet!