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Lesson Plan

Balloon science

Try a series of balloon activities that explore the science of force, sound and static electricity
Science content (2016 curriculum): 
Physics: Light and Sound (1)
Physics: Electricity, Electromagnetism (7)
Curriculum connection (2005 science topic): 
Physical Science: Force and Motion (grade 1)
Physical Science: Light and Sound (grade 4)
Physical Science: Electricity (grade 6)

Try the activities, giving students time to explore on their own. Discuss the science.


Pop balloons with a magnifier and the sun. Different coloured balloons pop at different rates.

Grades tested: 
Gr K
Gr 1
Gr 3
Gr 4
Gr 5
Site tested: 
General Gordon Elementary Science Club
Lesson plan originally developed and delivered: 

Gordon Elementary Science Club