Science Fun

Rip Roaring Racing Balloon

 

Materials:

  • Round balloon
  • Hex nut

 

Instructions:

  1. Put the hex nut inside the balloon.
  2. Blow up the balloon.
  3. Tie off the balloon opening.
  4. Spin the balloon in a way that causes the hex nut to travel around in a circle.
  5. Enjoy the sound of your Rip Roaring Balloon. 
 

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How it Works:

As the six sides of the hex nut contact the balloon, it bounces and vibrates creating a really cool roaring sound. 

 

Make This A Science Project:

Try other objects in the balloon. Do different sized balloons work better or worse? What happens if you introduce a small amount of water into the Rip Roaring Balloon? 

 

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