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Schematics of a Water Balloon Launcher Design and Reproducible Water-Balloon-Filling Procedures Used for a Middle School Summer Science Camp
USU Uintah Basin Faculty Publications
  • Mike A Christiansen, Utah State University
  • Boyd F. Edwards, Utah State University
  • David D. Sam, Utah State University
Document Type
Guide/Manual
Publication Date
7-1-2013
Disciplines
Abstract
We recently held a Science Summer Camp for middle school students, designed to infuse young people with increased excitement for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) subjects. Our efforts, which received nationally-syndicated news coverage,1 included the invention of a versatile water balloon launcher. This document contains: (1) detailed construction schematics and user operation guidelines for our balloon launcher; (2) data and instructions for reproducibly filling water balloons to specific volumes and weights, within used by students during the summer camp.
Citation Information
Mike A Christiansen, Boyd F. Edwards and David D. Sam. "Schematics of a Water Balloon Launcher Design and Reproducible Water-Balloon-Filling Procedures Used for a Middle School Summer Science Camp" (2013) p. 1 - 24
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/david_sam/30/