Action-Reaction Balloon Powered Cars



Action-Reaction Balloon Powered Cars Activity

  • Have you ever heard of balloon powered cars, but you’re not sure how to incorporate it into your curriculum?
  • Are you looking for a low-prephands-on STEM activity?
  • Do you have a handful of students who refuse to read the directions?
  • Perhaps you are in search of a way to reinforce physical science concepts, such as Newton’s Laws, Action-Reaction, and Forces and Motion.

This Balloon Powered Car STEM Activity is exactly what you need!

Not only does this download provide instructions for a low-cost, low-prep STEM activity, but it encourages science literacy by presenting the instructions in comic form.

This download includes…

Visual Instructions

  • All of the steps are presented in a visual format
  • This will engage a wide range of readers

Wheel Construction Tutorial

  • When I did this activity with my students, they struggled the most with creating wheels for their cars
  • This page gives the kids some tips to help them create functioning wheels

Follow-up Questions

  • Tie the activity back to physical science (specifically Newton’s Third Law and Action-Reaction relationships) and the scientific method
  • The answer key is included

Easel Activity

  • The follow-up questions in a digital format
  • Perfect for your Google classroom or homework

All of my comics are drawn from scratch. There is no clip art or fonts involved.


Related Products

Potential and Kinetic Energy Complete Lesson Plan

Newton’s Laws of Motion Bundle

Energy Conservation and Transfer

Forces and Motion Lesson Plan


NGSS Standards

MS-PS2 Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions

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