Puff Mobiles

This Puff Mobiles activity & project also includes:

You've probably heard of solar-powered cars, but what about wind-powered cars? Scholars build cars that can travel at least six feet. They can only use their breath to move the car—so, obviously, a sail might be a good feature for the cars to have.

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Instructional Ideas

  • If available, invite an engineer to give a presentation about automobile design
Classroom Considerations

  • Needs materials, such as straws and Life Savers candies
  • A bit of preparation is necessary prior to the lesson
Pros

  • Lists some optional activity variations
  • Defines relevant terminology
Cons

  • None