KENTUCKY (7/6/17) We all know sharp objects and balloons don’t go together.

INGREDIENTS

  • Skewer
  • Balloon


INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 1:  Blow up the balloon, let some of the air out of the balloon, and then tie a knot at the end, to hold the air inside the balloon. Describe the balloon by using its observable properties.  
STEP 2:  Gently twist the skewer into the thick part of the balloon, near the knotted end. Continue to slowly push the skewer through the balloon, until you push the skewer through the thick end of the balloon, opposite the knot, stop, and observe. Explain how the balloon can be used as a model to describe that matter is made of particles too small to be seen.

EXPLANATION
The balloon is made up of polymers, which are a bunch of molecules linked together, to form long chains. These long chains link up around the skewer, keeping the air from escaping.   

Jason Lindsey – Hooked on Science

Disclaimer: The content supplied by columnists and letters to the Editor on this site does not in any way, shape or form, implied or otherwise, necessarily express or suggest endorsement or support of any of such content, statement, or opinions therein. SurfKY News does not necessarily adhere to or endorse content provided by outside non-staff sources.

sitelogosm© Copyright 2008 - 2017 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.

Click here to subscribe to receive daily updates by email.

Most Read This Week

Oct 22, 2017 3726

Two Injured When Motorcycle, Vehicle Collide

by SurfKY News Staff Report
Oct 23, 2017 3636

Woman's Bra Allegedly Stuffed with Drugs, Paraphernalia

by SurfKY News Staff Report
Oct 22, 2017 2408

Maroons Fall to Undefeated Christian County

by Steve LeMaster
Oct 22, 2017 2182

Owensboro Drops District Game to Host Graves County

by Steve LeMaster

Most Read This Month

Oct 10, 2017 32110

UPDATE: Family of Woman Killed in Wreck Dealing with Tragedy

by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
Oct 03, 2017 26325

Muhlenberg Student Teacher Charged with Rape

by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director

Weather brought to you by

54°
12°
°F | °C
Mostly Clear
Humidity: 77%
Tue
Showers
44 | 58
6 | 14
Wed
Partly Cloudy
39 | 56
3 | 13
Thu
Sunny
42 | 68
5 | 20
Fri
Rain
47 | 57
8 | 13

Stories Trending Today

motorcycle accident red 300
Oct 22, 2017 3726

Two Injured When Motorcycle, Vehicle Collide

by SurfKY News Staff Report
payne arrest
Oct 23, 2017 3636

Woman's Bra Allegedly Stuffed with Drugs, Paraphernalia

by SurfKY News Staff Report
Madisonville North Hopkins Maroons
Oct 22, 2017 2408

Maroons Fall to Undefeated Christian County

by Steve LeMaster
Owensboro Red Devils logo
Oct 22, 2017 2182

Owensboro Drops District Game to Host Graves County

by Steve LeMaster
ger coleman
Oct 23, 2017 1860

Baptist Health Kentucky Names New CEO

by SurfKY News

Market Report

Market Report brought to you by