||To design and construct a wheeled vehicle that is
to be propelled by a balloon.
||To develop knowledge of mechanical systems.
||Teams of up to four.
||Balloon. The vehicle will be assembled before the
race -(maximum dimensions may be 30 cm X 20 cm X 10 cm) and may
contain any materials the team wishes to use.
- The constructed vehicle must ride on wheels.
- The car must be propelled by an air filled balloon. No other
means of propulsion may be used.
- The distance to be covered by the propelled car will be 10
meters and the time will be recorded.
- Each team or individual will have 3 runs. The shortest of
the three runs will be used.
||The winner of this event will be the individual or
team who builds a car that travels the 10 meters in the shortest
||Youth Science Foundation Science Olympics Manual.