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.
Christiansen, Mike A.; Edwards, Boyd F.; and Sam, David D., "Schematics of a Water Balloon Launcher Design and Reproducible Water-Balloon-Filling Procedures Used for a Middle School Summer Science Camp" (2013). USU Uintah Basin Faculty Publications. Paper 1.