Becky Balloonatic loves balloons and she want to show you just how much you can learn from these humble globes of latex!
The Balloon Science Show is full of thrills and spills, pops and bangs. The audience will help set up experiments and make lots of predictions on what they think might happen!
A range of topics are covered within this Balloon science extravaganza.
Atoms, Molecules and Polymers
When you make a balloon kebab? Why doesn’t it explode?
We make a balloon dog by taking advantage a few forces and quite a bit of friction.
Physical Reaction, Carbon Dioxide
What happens when you mix a popular carbonated drink with a minty sweet? Watch out for a real fizz-ical reaction!
Which balloon will travel the fastest? Ready, steady, go!
Pushing, pulling, twisting and the lesser known force, cen- tripetal
Static Electricity, Protons, Neutrons and Electrons
As Paula Abdul once said, opposites attract and Protons and Electrons are highly attracted to each other.
You will never look at a balloon the same way again.
Easy to recreate experiments can be done in a classroom or on a large stage. Music and lights are an option but not essential to this show.
Family Workshops & Activities
Approximate running time: 45 mins
Age: 14's and under to be accompanied by an 18+ adult
Discounted parking tickets are available online or at the box office.
No flash photography or iPads are allowed.
Kindly note the advertised price includes a booking fee (BF) of 10%.
No externally bought drinks or any liquids - only certain food will be allowed. See our house rules for more information.
All events at Portsmouth Guildhall include a ticket restoration levy.
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