Tuesday 22 March 2016

Balloon Powered Mars Rover

After studying about Mars the boys and I put together our own version of The Mars Rover. Its powered by a balloon.


We gathered our supplies and got started on making our Rover. I poked holes in the 4 bottle caps, and the boys helped me assemble the rest.

This Rover would not be practical on Mars and we discussed the whys. We also experimented how we could make it go faster and a long distance by adjusting how much air, surface, and the position.

The boys enjoyed making and testing out their rover. I managed to get a short (by short I mean really short) video before the toddler took over :).

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  1. What a neat little project! I love it.

  2. I love the idea such a great way toearb visually X #TwinklyTuesday

  3. Ok girl I love this. You always have such neat ideas. I can image using a large balloon for this so that it would move longer. I wonder if you could make a small opening and it work as well. We need to make this in order for us to experiment and see what happens if we do different things.

    1. Thanks for all the good ideas. I'll have to retry and see if your suggestions work for us! Thanks for stopping by :).


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