Watch the Balloon Helicopter wiz above your head powered by air alone! This clever toy uses the force from three rotating blades to soar through the air using wind as its energy source.
To get started you need to construct the helicopter by connecting the blades. When you’re ready blow up the balloon, pinch the balloon at the neck and attach it to the helicopter. Once you let the Balloon Helicopter go, watch it soar up and away as the air makes it take flight. This is all possible because of Newton’s Third Law; for every action there is an opposite and equal reaction! This basically means that when the air is forced down, the balloon is forced upwards.
FEATURES & SPECS
Included in the pack:
Recommended for ages seven and over. Not suitable for children aged under three years due to small pieces which could be a choking hazard.
Packaging dimensions: 195 x 80 x 10mm
This product also makes a great classroom teaching resource. This product can be used in classroom activities that align with the Australian Curriculum.
Foundation - ACSSU005
The way objects move depends on a variety of factors, including their size and shape
Year 4 - ACSSU076
Forces can be exerted by one object on another through direct contact or from a distance
Year 7 - ACSSU117
Change to an object’s motion is caused by unbalanced forces, including Earth’s gravitational attraction, acting on the object
Year 8 - ACSSU155
Energy appears in different forms, including movement (kinetic energy), heat and potential energy, and energy transformations and transfers cause change within systems
Year 10 - ACSSU190
Energy conservation in a system can be explained by describing energy transfers and transformations