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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)

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 taught: 
Gr K
Gr 1
Gr 3
Gr 4
Gr 5
Teaching Site: 
Gordon Elementary Science Club