Best Balloon Science Experiments for Kids

Kids love balloons. We love doing fun projects that also teach the kids. These Balloon Experiments for Kids are ideal for getting kids interested in science projects and teaching them basic science! Let's begin our amazing balloon experiment journey. 

Pop Balloon with Lemon Peel

Can you imagine that you can pop a balloon without touching it? Isn’t that cool? This experiment Pop Balloon With Lemon Peel is so amazing to try. When a spray of lemon peel juice touches the balloon, it immediately pops. This is the compound in orange peels called limonene which is responsible for this effect. Limonene is responsible for the wonderful smell of oranges, and it is a liquid at room temperature. Some like to do this magic-like trick at the party by wetting their finger with lemon peel juice at first and showing their magic, one touch, one pop.

Balloon Static Electricity 

When the lightning leaps to the ground, we get a sudden, very vivid demonstration of static electricity.  It is the static electricity suddenly discharge. The static electricity can be either powerful or weak. Have you ever wondered why rubbing a balloon or a blanket—or even a winter hat—on your head makes your hair stand up? The effect is due to static electricity too. This experiment Balloon Static Electricity will give you a vivid demonstration of static electricity. It is so weak and does no harm to humans that we can even play with it. Check out this website for static electricity interactive simulations

Air Balloon  Powered Car

This Air Powered Balloon Car made from almost a pile of trash teaches you how to power a craft car with balloon engines.  While Playing with this self-made car, your kids can also learn the concept of recycling and a little bit of knowledge of physics. They can even find friends, build cars and race them against each other. Whose car will go the fastest? How to make the card go faster and further? This is the best way to practice their logic and critical thinking. Where is the energy coming from? The balloon loaded with air is the answer. The energy of an inflated balloon is converted to the energy of motion. Some of the energy is also converted to heat due to friction. According to the law of conservation of energy, the total amount of energy is conserved. Energy never “disappears”—it just changes to another form.

Skewer Through Balloon

In this Barbecue Skewer Balloon experiment, you will pierce the balloon without popping it. It seems impossible, but with a little scientific knowledge about polymers, you’ll be able to perform this seemingly impossible task. The craziest part is that when you pushing the skewer through the balloon, you are so afraid that it will suddenly pop. The kids will be crying out in this process. I am sure they will deeply be impressed.  You can keep repeating this experiment until you run out of balloons. It is a great science activity to do both at home and at school.

Fireproof Balloon STEM Activity

It is commonly known that when we put the balloon on the flame, it will explode. If there are some ways to prevent the balloon from exploding? A little secret is to add some water in the balloon, the water that will conduct heat. Some of the heat coming from the flame is absorbed by the water and the balloon stays cool so that it does not pop. Instead of using a balloon, you can even use a paper pot. Sound crazy, isn't it?  


Balloon in a Jar Experiment

This indoor water balloon activity…this Balloon in a Jar Experiment! In this experiment. You set a full balloon on top of an open jar (it’s obviously too large to fit through the opening), and with one extra little touch of magic, the balloon will slide right in.  This STEM activity, Balloon in a Jar Experiment teaches kids the basic knowledge of air pressure and oxygen. Just be careful with the fire.

Dry Ice Balloon Pop

Blowing up balloons can be quite the task. You'll spend a ton of time and energy to blowing your breath into the rubbery orb. You do not have to do that. Try blowing up a balloon using dry ice! Dry ice can blow up a balloon by filling it with carbon dioxide gas as the dry ice sublimates. The balloon is getting bigger and bigger until it blasts. There are always some WOW from kids when the balloon is getting bigger. Remember to follow all dry ice safe handling precautions.

If you do not have balloons at hand and you want to have some to conduct these cool balloon experiments. This one on Amazon is a good choice for you. It is strong. It is good-quality.

Dry ice is another great material for a little one to explore the science world. The magic of bubbly, foggy dry ice makes your kids day. Check out these dry ice fun now!

7 cool dry ice experiments for kids

Do the science projects with your kids using the most common kitchen material, baking soda. Check out these Easy Backing Soda Experiments.

Easy Baking Soda Experiments for Kids

Have you ever thought the egg can be used for some science teaching material? Check out these cool egg experiments.
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Best Balloon Science Experiments for Kids Best Balloon Science Experiments for Kids Reviewed by Ronyes Tech on July 24, 2020 Rating: 5


  1. excellent explanation for the experiments

  2. Let your curiosity run wild and watch balloons turn into your personal lab. With our carefully curated selection of the top balloon science activities for kids, you can explore a world of entertaining learning. These experiments promise a pop of knowledge along with a burst of excitement, ranging from gravity-defying feats to explosive chemical reactions. With the humble balloon serving as their guide, your child scientists will discover ideas like static electricity, gas characteristics, and the wonders of chemical reactions. Take playtime to a whole new level. Prepare yourself for an exciting balloon-popping experience that will have your kids laughing and learning at the same time. Fill their imaginations with awe and witness the exuberance of exploration permeating the atmosphere. Never has science been more optimistic!


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