TeacherVision - Lesson Plans, Printables and more Free Trial  Member Benefits  Sign In    
Search:   
We have merged TeacherVision's international content onto one website. Educators around the world can use TeacherVision.com to browse an extensive library of teaching materials. You can still find relevant content for Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States in our Educators' Calendars.  [x] CLOSE
|
 

How to Blow Up a Balloon with a Glass Bottle

Grade Levels: 3 - 6

Objectives

Blow up a balloon without using your mouth or your hands.

Materials

  • Glass bottle. One with a short neck works best.
  • A medium-sized balloon with the neck of the balloon cut off just below the opening
  • A large bowl
  • Water

Procedures

  1. Fill the glass bottle with warm-to-hot water. Let it sit for about 3 minutes so the bottle warms up.
  2. Pour cold water into the bowl until it's about 3/4 full.
  3. Pour the warm water out of the bottle.
  4. Stretch the balloon over the top of the bottle.
  5. 5. Put the bottle into the bowl of water and watch what happens!

The balloon should inflate inside the bottle.

Why it happened:

As the air in the bottle cooled, it contracted and took up less space in the bottle. Air from outside the bottle rushed in to fill the space and inflated the balloon.

fact monster

Provided by Factmonster.com.

Highlights

Videos
Do your students love videos? We have a growing collection of videos (including related activities) for holidays and events, including: women's history, Memorial Day, Independence Day, slavery & the Civil War, U.S. Presidents, handwashing awareness, the Common Core, American History, and the environment. Enjoy!

May Calendar of Events
May is full events that you can incorporate into your standard curriculum. Our Educators' Calendar outlines activities for each event, including: Backyard Games Week (5/18-25), Buy a Musical Instrument Day (5/22), and Memorial Day (5/25). Plus, celebrate Asian-Pacific-American Heritage Month, Inventors Month, Physical Fitness & Sports Month, and Water Safety Month!

Teaching with Comics: Galactic Hot Dogs
Reach reluctant readers and English-language learners with comics! Our original teaching guides to the Galactic Hot Dogs comic series (chapters 1-4 and 5-8), as found on Funbrain.com, will take students on a cosmic adventure while engaging their creative minds. Plus, find even more activities for teaching with comics, featuring many other classic stories.

Now available: Galactic Hot Dogs in print! Buy it at bookstores now.

Poptropica Teaching Guides
Poptropica is one of the Internet's most popular sites for kids—and now it's available as an app for the iPad! It's not just a place to play games; each of the islands featured on the site provides a learning opportunity. Check out our teaching guides to four of Poptropica's islands: 24 Carrot Island, Time Tangled Island, Mystery Train Island, and Mythology Island.

Free 7-Day Trial for TeacherVision®

Sign up for a free trial and get access
to our huge library of teaching materials!
Start Trial