It's Eyna & Christine here! YES! Today was the BIG DAY! and we were ready to kick some major BUTT! We had really big competition but was very confident. Unfortunately, we were up first and the first trial was a bust because the balloon popped. Once we got another balloon on our car, it popped again! [Thanks Mr.P for taking quite a while with that picture] BUT IT WAS ALL GOOD!! We finally got to lay down our car for the THIRD time and the balloon finally didn't pop. We were ready for our first trial run! ...Unfortunaely, our little fast demon didn't go straight and it needed some adjustments like: putting 2 straws on both sides to make it balance more and to have a bigger balloon. Also, we switched the 2 small straws with one big straw, which made the air go out faster and gave our car some speed. After all those changes, we ended up getting 8 point something metres! Which is great, because it exceeded our expectations. On the other hand we got to see the "car" that beat the 22m record!! CONGRATS TO JOSEPH AND JOEY FOR BEATING IT! All in all the day was great. Thank you Mr.Papadimitriou for giving us the chance to do this project, we had a lot of fun.
WE ALSO WANT TO GIVE A BIG BIG SHOUT OUT TO THOSE THAT DIDN'T GIVE UP ON THEIR CAR!
We also appreciate those who viewed our weekly updates :)
Be sure to watch our first trial run video!
Thanks again to Mr.Papadimitriou....for his tape :)