Using Air to Move Things

Students do a series of experiments to see how air can be used to move heavy objects, including books and even people. They observe how moving air can move objects, and how lighter objects are moved a greater distance than heavier objects by the same amount of force. Students go on to make jet-propelled balloons and observe how air rushing out of a balloon generates thrust. Finally, they experiment with their balloon setups to maximize travel distance.

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