Measuring the Thrust of a Balloon Powered Car
This activity from BLOODHOUND SSC illustrates the forces acting on BLOODHOUND SSC by calculating the thrust of a balloon powered car. The resource explores thrust as a concept, tying in with Newton’s Laws of Motion.
* Build a balloon car
* Conduct speed-time experiments using the balloon car
* Use the results to produce graphs and calculate thrust
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|Subject(s)||Mathematics, Physics, Practical work, Engineering, Design and technology, Science|
|Published||2010 to date|