UBC Let's Talk Science strives to improve science, technology, engineering and mathematics literacy through the outreach efforts of members of the research community at the University of British Columbia. Our volunteers work with youth from elementary and secondary schools to ignite science excitement and share their knowledge with eager young minds.
Mystery Balloon Pop
Mystery Balloon Pop - Grades 3-9
Students work in pairs to explore how a magnifying glass can be used to pop balloons! They will also explore whether the color of the balloon matters! White balloons reflect light whereas dark balloons absorb light and pop more readily. Students can explore how different colors respond to converging light rays as well.
For instructions click here: ubclts.com/activitiesdocs/MysteryBalloonPop.pdf