Sometimes it can feel like Quest is in its own little wold on top of a hill, tucked up in the mountains. While this is great sometimes, feeling like a part of the larger Squamish community is also nice, and luckily there are lots of ways to get involved.
Let’s Talk Science is a national program with a branch at Quest University. Students from Quest go to elementary schools that have requested it, and run workshops related to science.
This past week I helped out with a small machines and physics workshop. To demonstrate the ideas they were talking about in class we built cars out of pop bottles and straws, using air coming out of a straw for propulsion.
Wrangling the kids into a state of cooperation was easier than expected, and most of the cars ended up actually rolling.
They were a great group to work with and I will definitely be working with them again.
If you’re interesting in making your own balloon car the instructions can be found here: http://www.hometrainingtools.com/a/balloon-rocket-car-project