Name of Activity Hydrogen Power
Author STOMP
Keywords hydrogen, hydrogen power, cars, balloons, power
Subject Non-LEGO
Grade Level K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Time 2 Hours Total
Brief Description Teach students about hydrogen power. Then get them to make cars that are powered by balloons.
Lesson Objectives: Teach students about hydrogen power as an alternative fuel for cars.
Materials Needed: Individual size milk cartons, balloons, axles, wheels, markers to decorate cars, tape
Preparation and Set Up: Collect and clean out the milk cartons. Make sure the axles are long enough to go through the cartons. Perhaps experiment with different wheels to find which ones work best.
Procedure Teach about hydrogen power and why people are considering it. Do worksheet. Do activity.
Extensions: Race the cars! Use different size balloons and compare how fast and how far the cars go.
Modifications: The link shows a picture with the balloon on top of the car- but it works best if it is on the back of the car. The students figured this out on their own- so it might be best to let them experiment and learn it by themselves…
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