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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