Needle Through Balloon

2A10.150 | Ae5
Catalog: 
2A10.150
Location: 
Ae5
Room: 
PS F175
Condition: 
Good
Quantity: 
1
Setup Time: 
1 hour
4
  • Needle is inserted where the rubber is thickest.
    Needle is inserted where the rubber is thickest.
  • Needle is completely through the balloon.
    Needle is completely through the balloon.
  • The balloon is leaking fast.
    The balloon is leaking fast.
  • Equipment needed is a balloon, needle, sandpaper and oil.
    Equipment needed is a balloon, needle, sandpaper and oil.
  • Find the spot where the rubber is thickest. Fill the balloon full then let about
    Find the spot where the rubber is thickest. Fill the balloon full then let about a third of the air out.
Date Added: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2004 - 12:00am
Description: 

A long needle is poked through a balloon.

Instructions: 


Fill the balloon full of air then let about one third of the air out.
Sharpen needle
sand shaft to remove oxide.
Oil the needle with 3 in one oil.
You may put tape where you are going to poke the balloon.
Stick needle slowly through the end with the most rubber.
Slowly push the needle through adding oil if needed.
Remove the needle and toss the balloon in the air then pop it with the needle before students realize air is leaking out the two holes you just made.

Parts: 


long needle
cork for end of needle
2 sandpapers
oil
balloons (H359)
instructions (DCS file)