Pom-pom shooters are a fun, hands-on activity that can be used to promote authentic discussions during a science lesson.
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Step 1: Gather Your Supplies.
To make a pom-pom shooter, you will need:
- a balloon
- a disposable, plastic cup
Step 2: Cut the End Off of the Plastic Cup.
**Warning: please be very careful when using the scissors to cut the bottom of the cup. This may create a jagged edge on the end of the cup that may need to be smoothed out.
Step 3: Knot the End of the Balloon.
Step 4: Cut the End Off of the Balloon.
Make sure to not cut too much of the balloon off.
Step 5: Stretch the Balloon Over the Drinking Edge of the Cup.
Be careful not to stretch the balloon over the cut side of the cup, or the balloon may tear.
Step 6: You're Ready to Launch!
Place the pom-pom inside the shooter. To launch the pom-pom, pull back on the balloon and release.