The art of science
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If there’s a lesson to be learnt using balloons, we’ve seen it and now we want to share it with you!
Our teaching materials have been produced with schools in mind - fun experiments and exercises that utilise the 'magic' of balloons to demonstrate theories and understand a wide range of science.
Each lesson contains a demo video, basic worksheet, materials list and a guidance risk assessment - all you have to do is deliver it!
Working with schools for schools
Partysafe has teamed up with a Rugby-based school to create a series of lesson plans based on balloons. Together we have created a series of lessons and experiments with learning objectives whilst having fun. And most importantly, they are created for children, by children!
Below is a list of experiments we have lined up for filming in the coming months. Feel free to download the lesson plans and risk assessments.
Lesson: Pins, Pressures & Balloons
Objective: To introduce the effect of pressure over surface area
Lesson: Thermal expansion of gases
Objective: To visibly demonstrate the thermal expansion and contraction of air
Lesson: Acid-base reactions & CO2
Objective: To introduce acid-base reactions and CO2 creation
Lesson: Friction & invisible forces
Objective: To introduce the invisible force of friction
Lesson: Stress vs strain
Objective: To introduction to the difference between stress and strain
Lesson: Thermal displacement
Objective: To demonstrate how materials can be used to remove heat for cooling
Would you like your school to be in with the chance to win £100 worth of vouchers?
Competitions are only open once per year. Please check out our Facebook page to follow us.
It's simple - just design an experiment for a chance to win! Simply look at the list below and submit your school project video. The video with the most likes wins the price.
Balloon powered car – with weights to see how far the car travels
Balloon powered boat
Balloon powered plane with direction
Elasticated drone for lift
Balloon propulsion on a string
Balloon flying drone – with different weights to see how high the weights can travel
Magnus effect with balloons
Electrostatic balloon – hovering effect?
Pressure equalisation in a bottle with straw
Hydrogen – foil, drain cleaner and water – lighter gases, exothermic
Balloons and bonding atoms – electron shapes
Reaction of hydrogen with oxygen in the air – releases water vapor and some energy. Energy released in state of noise and heat
You can enter as many times as you'd like - all you need to do is submit any videos to our Facebook page. Your videos will also have the chance to become an official lesson plan for other young scientists.