Through the JetToy Challenge, fifth grade students have discovered a fictitious toy company called Earth toy Designs. The company wants students to provide a variety of interesting designs for a new line of balloon-powered vehicles made from inexpensive, common materials that will appeal to other children. Working in design teams, students will build and test model JetToys using different nozzles, and collect and analyze data to understand the effect of nozzle size on the performance of the toys. Students are learning about several science areas including gravity, friction, force, and speed through this challenge.
This year’s JetToy club sponsor is Mr. Gary Jones and the program is funded by the KIA Corporation.