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Rocket Balloons NGSS

  • 40 Rocket Balloons with Pump
    40 Rocket Balloons with Pump
    Item #: RKT-140
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An awesome way to demonstrate Newton's Laws to students.

Description

A great way to demonstrate basic principles of Newton's Laws to students. In order for a rocket to be stable, the center of gravity must be forward of the center of pressure. Balloons are inherently unstable which is why they swirl around in every direction when you allow the air to escape. Rocket Balloons are properly weighted to create stability. We made a real hit with these at the NSTA National Convention in St. Louis sending them to the roof of the convention center. For safety and hygiene, each package of 40 Rocket Balloons includes a pump so there is no need for the balloons to contact the mouth.

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD -
Children under eight can choke or suffocate on uninflated or broken balloons. Adult supervision required. Keep uninflated balloons from children. Discard broken balloons at once. Check your organization's policy regarding balloons.

Read more on our Blog - Compressed Air as a Force in Rocket Balloons

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Rocket Balloons
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Kids love these. of the package of 30 approximately 20 inflated without bursting and if those 15 flew more than once. that said-there are some tips the kids came up with. 1. inflate slower 2. don't inflate truly. will use again but will order quantity to make up for breakage.
Beth

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Hygiene
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To get the most "bang for my buck", I cut 2 - 3 inch lengths of 99Cent store straws. Then I give each student their own straw and balloon. Nobody has to share spit.
David Hanley
Owner Response: These balloons are not intended to be inflated by mouth, so purchasing additional straws is a good idea if you wish to inflate more than one at a time with the included pump. We've found that the wider straws (intended for use with milkshakes) work best!

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Nature of polymers
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Of course "Equal and opposite reaction", but one not often shown is, inflate while maintaining it in a circle. When released, it will maintain the circular configuration. Polymers (mechanically) behave like chicken mesh. They are structurally like chicken mesh. When you stretch them in a special configuration, they tend to stay in that configuration. When you release the "valve", they fly in a circle. Just one more use.
David Hanley

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Rocket Ballons
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Saw a gentleman sharing his child's rocket balloons, and my grandchildren were so thrilled to watch and release the balloons over and over. They go to a park to play, and chasing the balloons is great exercise, and is a window into learning about propulsion. Each of my grandchildren will receive a balloon kit this Christmas.
Marcia Burbank

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Rocket Balloons
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A great toy for young and older children
richard carlson

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Fantastic gizmo
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Worth every penny
Warren Buckles

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Newton's third law in sound and action
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These are fine for aiding the instruction of Newton's third law of motion. Gets students on their feet and creates a memorable way for them to remember action and reaction. Wear safety glasses, some of these just pop.
Michael Thuot

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grandpa
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wonderful fun
Paul Nathe

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Rocket balloons
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Totally Awesome! Doesn't matter how many times kids get them, these are a BIG HIT!
Shyla McGill

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Fun!
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Entertaining!
Mary Pothier

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Great fun - nice balloon - and does NOT burst!
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This is a nice demonstration of thrust generated by an elastic device. The balloons are nicely designed and, given the right circumstances, will go a long way while making an appropriately rude noise. I especially appreciated the safety valve on the tip - if the balloon is over inflated it does not burst but simply pops the tip and deflates safely. Of course, I just tie a knot in the end and save the overinflated balloons for my own entertainment as they WILL burst if overinflated. Something for the teacher's secret stash of unsafe toys...
Warren Buckles

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Overall service and products
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You guys really live up to name. You really do have the neatest, most novel science equipment. I love you rocket balloons. I use them to model the Jet propulsion of a squid funnel expulsion. Great on - line service too.
Ron DeFronzo

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CEO
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Awesome. So much fun. Kids and adults are loving them. Can only use about 3-4 times though.
Dawn

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rocket balloons
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my order arrived promptly and completely. The bouncy ball kit was the hit of my science event and a fun take away. However, the far too many of the rocket balloons popped.
karmen

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rocket balloons
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The balloons were great at my cookout.
Louise

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Rocket Balloons
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Kids had a blast!
Kathleen

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Awesome!
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These rocket balloons are wonderful when teaching about air pressure and newtons laws of motion. The kids get a kick about about rockets and they love the various activities you can do with these balloons!
Kristy

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formal and alternative educator
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I love these balloons- takes letting balloons go to a new level. I gave out once as birthday favors at my sons party and we took turns sending them up and away!
Mark Everson

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Great Fun!
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These are great! 1 in about 5 pop the first time you blow it up so buy extras!
Aaron Geery

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So much fun!
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Buy a bunch as they can pop easily and they are so much fun! Our dog had a blast going after them.
Laura

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So much fun
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My students love these, they are so much fun!! This makes a nice outdoor lesson when the weather is good.
Betty Smith

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Used after a NASA field trip
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We used these at our homeschool for a fun follow up lesson after a field trip to NASA. The kids loved them...big excitement for a small price!
Melanie

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Great Product
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Educational Innovations offers some of the best products for educators.
Jason Lindsey

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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

K-PS2-2

Rocket Balloons can be loaded with air to investigate movement. Students can analyze data to determine if a design solution works as intended to change the speed or direction of an object with a push or a pull.

2-PS1-2

Rocket Balloons can be loaded with air to investigate movement. Students can analyze data obtained from testing different materials to determine which materials have the properties that are best suited for an intended purpose.

3-PS2-2

Rocket Balloons can be loaded with air to investigate movement. Students can make observation and/or measurements of an object's motion to provide evidence that a pattern can be used to predict future motion.

MS-PS2-2

Rocket Balloons can be loaded with air to investigate movement. Students can 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

Rocket Balloons can be loaded with air to investigate movement. Students can plan an investigation; 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)

In order for a rocket to be stable, the center of gravity must be forward of the center of pressure. Rocket balloons are properly weighted and a great way to demonstrate basic principles of Newton's Laws to students.

K-PS2-2

Rocket Balloons can be loaded with air to investigate movement. Students can run trials to determine which variable gives the best lift-off or push of the rocket.

2-PS1-2

Rocket Balloons can be loaded with air to investigate movement. Students can run trials to determine with variable gives the best lift off or movement of the balloon.

3-PS2-2

Rocket Balloons can be loaded with air to investigate movement. Students can plan an investigation with variables; make observation and/or measurements of the balloon's motion to find pattern that can be used to predict future motion.

MS-PS2-2
HS-PS2-1

Rocket Balloons can be loaded with air to investigate movement. Students can plan an investigation with variables like different number of pumps of air to test and provide evidence that the change in an object's motion is related to the sum of the forces on the object and the mass of the object.

 

* 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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