These balloon-powered helicopters are great for outdoor or indoor fun (if you have high ceilings). Simply snap the blades on the hub, place the balloon on the collar, inflate the balloon, and you're ready for lift off! When you release, air travels through the blades, causing them to spin. Lift is created and off it goes! We've gotten these to fly over 20 feet high. Blow up the balloon again to relaunch. Colors may vary.
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Jul 6, 2018 | By Cherie Thompson of Fairfax, VA United States
hard to assemble
Jan 30, 2018 | By Maurice Karpman of BROOKLINE, MA United States
How to use this
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Sep 29, 2015 | By Mark A Evans of Crete, IL United States
Too much fun!
Jun 26, 2015 | By Jennifer of Madison, WI United States
Not worth the money
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Dec 18, 2014 | By Mary Kelly of Dedham, AL United States
This product will support your students' understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), as shown in the table below.
Suggested Science Idea(s)
Students can use the Balloon Helicopter to make observations and/or measurements of an object's motion to provide evidence that a pattern can be used to predict future motion.
Students can use the Balloon Helicopter to plan an investigation to provide evidence that the change in an object's motion depends on the sum of the forces on the object and the mass of the object.
Students can use the Balloon Helicopter to investigate and analyze data to support the claim that Newton's second law of motion describes the mathematical relationship among the net force on a macroscopic object, its mass and its acceleration.
When the balloon is inflated and released with the Balloon Helicopter, observable and measurable results help students in their understanding of forces.
Students can use the Balloon Helicopter to investigate many problems regarding forces and interactions. Fascinating trials to study flight, gravity, force and motion. Newton's Laws of Motion in action.
* NGSS is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Science Standards were involved in the production of, and do not endorse, this product.