Early childhood education experts include STEM activities in the classroom for the kids in order to encourage them think critically and engage in scientific inquiry and exploration. One such activity is the Balloon Rocket STEM activity, which is an exciting hands-on learning experience.
Using a few simple materials, students can create their own rocket simulation in the classroom. Students will learn the simple physics behind thrust and air as they simulate a real rocket launch. A string path for the balloon rocket is created and the inflated balloon is released along the launch path. As the balloon loses air, the balloon will move along the path with the forward motion of thrust. Overall, it was a wonderful learning experience for the little ones.