Bayside Middle School Powers Cars with Balloons

A class at Bayside Middle School used recycled materials and balloons to power their own vehicles.

They may not go that far, but these tiny vehicles further these students education.

This is all part of a program called a World in Motion.

Bayside Middle partnered with Johnson Controls for the lessons.

A number of volunteers from the company have been coming into the classrooms and teaching the students about engineering practices part of the schools STEM curriculum.

The students worked for about a week to create a balloon powered vehicle made of recycled materials.

On Monday, they raced them down a 10 meter track.

The students were judged on both distance and accuracy.

“The importance behind this lesson it really teaches the kids the principals in stem,” said Andy Sovol, Johnson Controls.

The winning team will represent bayside in the international jet toy competition on April 13 in Detroit, Michigan.

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