Simple Balloon Experiment

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A simple experiment testing the effects of pattern on the balloon once it expands and inflates & deflates. Simple science for kids.

My daughter is obsessed with balloons. There are balloons bouncing around our house most of the time. We have bags of them & she asks me to blow up new ones for her all the time. Yesterday, she picked up one of her balloons & started coloring it with a marker. Looking at her colored balloon gave me an idea. I grabbed one of our noninflated balloons and used markers & sharpies to color in a design. It did not need to be anything elaborate, just a quick design.

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We wanted to see what would happen to the design once the balloon inflated.  We inflated & deflated our balloon over & over and watched the design disappear & appear again.

A simple experiment testing the effects of pattern on the balloon once it expands & deflates. Simple science for kids

My daughter was not happy when the design disappeared when the balloon was inflated, but she thought it was cool watching it reappear again once we let the air back out. It was just a quick little experiment, but we liked this one.

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