Schematics of a Water Balloon Launcher Design and Reproducible Water-Balloon-Filling Procedures Used for a Middle School Summer Science Camp
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, 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.