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Balloon Helicopter NGSS

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Flies over 20 feet into the air!

Description

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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balloon helicopter
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Feb 22, 2019
Great when it works. I bought 30 for my class. Some of them went way high and the kids had a great time. Some of them only went up a few feet and other did not work or fell apart
Alan Feingold

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Love These
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The balloons are a little harder to inflate, but it's amazing how high they fly. My kiddos love these!
Jamie

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Fun
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We are enjoying the helicopter balloons. They are easy to assemble and fly well. We experimented with different balloons to see what would happen. It is always great when something inexpensive can provide a lot of fun and learning.
Cherie Thompson

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hard to assemble
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Hard to get the inflated balloon onto the propeller. Didn't get much a flight.
Maurice Karpman

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How to use this
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Nov 18, 2017
Finally, I've found the proper instruction of how it works. https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51hc-sDuh7L.jpg Good.
Frank TZE

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disappointing
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Nov 17, 2016
These didn't work well at all. The balloon was too small to drive the propellor. We tried using slightly larger balloons but then they were too thick for the attachment. The design of the attachment point needs improvement. I repurposed the blades for another activity.
Stephanie

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great stuff
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Sep 29, 2015
Balloon copters make a great demo of propeller thrust and lift.
Mark A Evans

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Too much fun!
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These balloon helicopters were just too much fun! I got them for my 6 year old's science birthday party, and the kids just loved them!
Jennifer

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Not worth the money
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon May 3, 2015
These looked great and I got a couple of them for my son. Neither really worked, and they both just quickly sank to the ground when released. We inflated the balloons to full capacity, but they just couldn't drive the blades quickly enough for flight.
Joe

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Balloon Helicopter
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These were not worth the price the pieces were flimsy and fall off to easily. My 8th grade students became frustrated trying to make them work.
Mary Kelly

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NGSS

This product will support your students' understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), as shown in the table below.

Elementary Middle School High School

3-PS2-2

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.

MS-PS2-2

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.

HS-PS2-1

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.

Suggested Science Idea(s)

3-PS2-2
MS-PS2-2
HS-PS2-1

When the balloon is inflated and released with the Balloon Helicopter, observable and measurable results help students in their understanding of forces.

3-5-ETS1-3

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.

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