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Balloon Joust

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In this hands-on STEM activity, patrons design a balloon duel and investigate thrust. Using balloons, string, straws, tape, and wooden skewers, students manipulate their resources in ways to determine what would make their balloon triumphant in a joust. Safety goggles are essential for this activity.

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Balloon Joust

Balloon Joust

In this hands-on STEM activity, patrons design a balloon duel and investigate thrust. Using balloons, string, straws, tape, and wooden skewers, students manipulate their resources in ways to determine what would make their balloon triumphant in a joust. Safety goggles are essential for this activity.