Science Sunday: Weight Dispersion

A nail meets a balloon, what happens? Well, you’re right, most of the time we would expect to hear a pop, and the balloon is deflated. What if we told you, there was a way to make it so the balloon doesn’t pop? You might think we’re crazy, but we can prove it can be …

Science Sunday: Density of Gases

We are using one of our favorite items at the Science Center (dry ice)  to talk about the density of different gases. Simply, dry ice is solid carbon dioxide and when we add hot water to it, we release that carbon dioxide gas. So what happens when we compare the carbon dioxide gas released by …

Science Sunday: Experimenting with Heat and Air Pressure

We’ve talked about air pressure before here on Science Sunday, and today we are going to talk about how heat can affect air pressure.  In the first demonstration, we used balloons, a container of hot water, and a container of cold water.  Both balloons are inflated, but what happens to them when one is submerged …