Balloon Drop

A tripute to a book titled Candy Bomber, by Michael O. Tunnell, was in full effect at school today.    A collection of our 6th grade students who read the story, decided to make their own invention for how they would emulate a candy drop.   They used a variety of materials, but most included balloons.

These balloons, with parachutes attached, were dropped from the highest point of our Martic roof to the children below (Martic 2nd graders).  The children were able to catch the balloon and feast on the candy.

To learn more about this piece of history, you can link into a PBS link by clicking HERE.

To see a video clip on our actual balloon launch and drop, click here.

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