Balloon on a bed of nails

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Balloon on a bed of nails
Age Range 5-8 (grades 1-2), 8-11 (grades 3-5), 11-14 (grades 6-8)
Group Size small (1-5), medium (6-20)
Setting indoors
Setup Time medium (6-30 min)
Duration short (5-10 min)
Subjects physics
Key terms pressure
Materials balloons, 30-50 nails or thumbtacks
Presentation Style demonstration, student led

Brief Description

Students will press a balloon on a bed of nails. The even pressure should prevent the balloon from popping!

This Is How You Play

  1. Lay down about 30 - 50 nails or thumb tacks. Place the nails as close as you can to each other.
  2. press an inflated balloon on the bed of nails. It shouldn't pop. Now try pressing it on a single nail or tack.



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