Balloon vs. Pin Experiment
Explore the scientific phenomenon of surface tension in this Balloon vs. Pin Experiment. Budding scientists of all ages are certain to wow their friends with this masterful feat of Science. If a balloon comes in contact with a pin, it will pop under any circumstances, right? Don't be so sure!
Think of surface tension like skin. If you had one pin pushing into the balloon the pressure would cause the pin to pop the balloon. In this experiment, the pressure is distributed to 15 points allowing surface tension to distribute the pressure so the balloon doesn't pop.
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