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Build a Balloon-Powered Car #MakerEducation

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Check out this fun new activity from Scientific American.

Turn a pile of trash into a toy car—and watch it go! In this activity you will learn some physics concepts and use recycled materials to build a toy car that is propelled by a balloon. You can even find a friend, build two cars and race them against each other. Whose car will go the fastest?

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