Pierce A Balloon Without It Popping (or Acupuncture Balloon)
A Peculiar Playdate #8 ∙ Published May 10, 2019
Ever wondered how to pierce a balloon without it popping? Well, neither did we. However, we have recently come across this unusual experiment, and it looks like a fascinating one. It is super easy to make and we bet you already have all the things needed for it. Try it out on the next playdate with your kids and their friends!
What you need
Small balloon Some string to tie the balloon up Adhesive tape A few sharp pins
How to make it
Blow the balloon up
Stick pieces of tape onto the balloon
Pierce those pieces of tape and into the balloon with pins!
What happens is nothing! Balloon stays inflated and does not pop!
Why it happens
Firstly, let’s understand why the balloon DOES pop. The air inside a blown-up balloon stays at a higher pressure than the surroundings. When you pierce it (without adhesive tape), the air is now suddenly allowed to escape. As a result of this, a pressure wave is created which we hear as “a pop”. In our experiment, the balloon does not pop thanks to the sticky adhesive in the tape. When you pierce the balloon, it seals the hole that the pin made and prevents this sudden air escape.
Feathers in exchange for prizes
While working on this playdate idea, our Keedoo Parrot has lost two feathers 😔 Please help us! Collect them by bringing this idea to life with your kids, and we will gratefully exchange them for valuable prizes.
Try making this experiment
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Mention @getkeedoo in comments
Nominate two families to do the same
We will contact you to add two feathers to your Keedoo account that you can exchange for prizes in our mobile app