In this challenge, students have to brainstorm and come up with innovative ideas to drop a water balloon from a height without breaking it. The challenge can get as simple or complex depending on the available materials, time available and the age group of the students.
|3||Water Balloons||As needed||Local Stationery|
|4||Air Balloons||As needed||Local Stationery|
|5||Plastic Bottles||As needed||Scrap|
|6||Garbage Bags||As needed||Local Stationery|
|7||Threads/ Rope||As needed||Local Stationery|
|8||Foam||As needed||Local Stationery|
|9||Rubber Bands||As needed||Local Stationery|
|10||Straws||As needed||Local Stationery|
|11||Cotton||As needed||Local Stationery|
|12||Plastic Spoons/ Icecream Sticks||As needed||Local Stationery|
|13||Tape/ Glue||Local Stationery|
Steps to make:
- Brainstorm for ideas to make a container/ protective casing/ parachute for the water balloon.
- Place the water balloon in the container/ idea.
- Drop it from a height (make sure an adult is with you).
- If the water balloon breaks, tweak the existing idea or start over again with a new one.
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