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Seventh-graders Make Confetti Bombs

Confetti was flying in the Innovation Lab last week! Seventh-graders in Karen Glum’s exploring engineering and design class created confetti bombs. Students engineered a package to eject confetti when it was opened. Students determined the strength of their confetti bombs by measuring how far the confetti flew, and the furthest launch measured 10 feet! “Seventh-graders applied their  knowledge of circuitry—gained during a project earlier this semester where students were asked to design a flashlight—to connect a hobby motor, battery pack, and momentary switch,” Glum said. The project was inspired by viral videos created by NASA engineer Mark Rober, who created glitter bomb packages to deter thieves from stealing packages off of his porch.