The Science Club’s Annual Water Balloon Drop will take place on Wednesday, May 13, 1:30 pm on Franklin’s front lawn!
Your children should have received (or will get this next week!) water balloons from their teachers to use for the event. All rules are below, but to highlight one in particular: Balloons must be filled with a minimum of 95% water and 5% air – about 8 to 10″ circumference, I just filled up two and measured (not the previous 12″ – more for party balloons). Note that the circumference may vary from balloon to balloon, so just make sure that the balloon rubber is stretched to its limit with water! So fun!!
End the year with a splash at the Science Club’s Annual Water Balloon Drop! With your contraption ready to be dropped from the 2nd floor, come to Franklin’s front lawn and don’t forget the rules:
- Each contestant needs to build an apparatus that will enable a water balloon to survive the fall from the windows of Ms. Flynn’s second story classroom without breaking.
- Contestants MUST use water balloons, which are smaller and thinner than party balloons, which are big, thick and can withstand a fall from 10 stories!
- Each device will be tested only once. Success is determined entirely by whether the water balloon survives the drop.
- Students must provide all materials, including the water balloon filled to the top.Balloons must be filled with a minimum of 95% water and less than 5% air – about 8 to 10″ circumference (may vary from balloon to balloon – just make sure the balloon rubber is stretched to its limit!).
- Each balloon must be filled with tap water without additives.
- Maximum size water balloon apparatus to be 12″x12″x12″ (including the water balloon).
- Maximum length of fully extended apparatus is 2 feet, inclusive of apparatus and parachutes.
- Kids may elect to work individually or in teams, but there is a maximum of 1 submission per student.
- Each participant needs to clearly write their name(s) on the apparatus.
- There will be prizes for each successful participant.