Hooked On Science – Fireproof Balloon

SCIENCE SAFETY
PLEASE follow these safety precautions when doing any science experiment.
• ALWAYS have an adult present.
• ALWAYS wear the correct safety gear while doing any experiment.
• NEVER eat or drink anything while doing any experiment.
• REMEMBER experiments may require marbles, small balls, balloons, and other small parts. Those objects could become a CHOKING HAZARD. Adults are to perform those experiments using these objects. Any child can choke or suffocate on uninflated or broken balloons. Keep uninflated or broken balloons away from children.

INGREDIENTS
• 2 Balloons
• Water
• Utility Lighter

INSTRUCTIONS
STEP 1: Inflate one of the balloons and tie the end so the air stays inside.
STEP 2: Have an adult ignite the utility lighter, place the flame under the balloon, and observe. What happens?
STEP 3: Place ¼ of a cup of water into the other balloon. Carefully inflate the balloon and tie the end so the air and water stay inside the balloon.
STEP 4: Have an adult ignite the utility lighter, place the flame under the balloon, and observe. What happens? Make observations to provide evidence that energy can be transferred from place to place by heat currents.

EXPLANATION
The balloon, with water, doesn’t pop! The heat, from the flame, is transferred to the water, keeping the balloon from bursting.

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