Balloon Brain

DSC00541In this scene students were testing the “helmet” they designed to protect their “balloon brain.” Students were given a list of materials and a “budget” to work with. Then their challenge was to have a design that would survive being dropped from 2 feet, 4 feet, and 6 feet. Giving them hardly any instructions really allowed them to problem solve and think like engineers.

Author: Abigail Martinez.  Location: Grantham Academy, Houston, Texas.