Words like jet propulsion, axels, and kinetic energy might make some people nervous, but not the G.I.R.L.s in Girl Scout Junior Troop 65698 of Denver! Bianca, Addison, Jaymie, and Chloe wanted to show everyone how much fun it is to test out your mechanical engineering skills through creating their own balloon-powered car. This activity is part of the Junior Mechanical Engineering Balloon Car Design Challenge badge where Girl Scouts learn about different forms of energy and then design and build a balloon-powered car, test their design, analyze and share results, and brainstorm ways to improve their design.
Is your girl or troop up for the challenge? Access the badge requirements here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/on2rkzwc7oxvkad/AABfFVlgt_dJFLwNZ_93LYwca?dl=0&preview=Junior_Balloon+Car+Design+Challenge.pdf