A Balloon That Wont Pop under Flame

Did you know if you place a balloon above a flame it wont pop?  Normally if you put a balloon over a flame, the balloon will pop. But what happens when you put a water balloon over a flame?

When the balloon is filled with water, the water absorbs the heat. This stops the balloon from melting. Because there is no weak point, the balloon doesn’t pop.

What you Need

A balloon filled with air
A balloon filled with water
A lit candle

*Help from an adult

What to Do

Place the lit candle in the sink, this way if anything should happen, you can easily put out the flame with tap water.

Blow up a balloon and tie it off. Then hold it over a lit candle with a parents help.

What happens to the balloon?

Now fill a balloon with water and tie it off. Be careful or you will end up wet!

Now hold the water balloon over the candle. What happens?

*Always have an adult to help you when experimenting with a flame source



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