Balloon Science Experiments for Kids

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These Balloon Science Experiments for Kids will have the kids excited about learning science in no time. Kids love balloons. Kids love fun science experiments. Add them together and you’ve got an afternoon full of fun! You are sure to find some science experiments with balloons that you’ll want to do right away. Some of these would even make fun balloon science fair projects.

Recently, I found a pack of balloons leftover from a birthday party. Knowing we would use them in the fall for our homeschool curriculum, I placed them with our school things. The only problem? My kids found the balloons. Instead of just blowing them up and letting them play keep-away from each other I set them up with some science experiments to keep them busy.

These Balloon Science Experiments for kids are sure to excite the kids while they learn a little science, too. Make a balloon rocket, light up a light bulb with a balloon, blow up a balloon with a little chemistry, and more. This is one balloon science experiment you won't want to miss! #balloon #scienceexperiment #experiment #homeschool #kids #learningactivities #kbnmoms #ihsnet #science

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For the safety of your children, please supervise balloon activities at all times. Do not leave children unattended with balloons.

Did you know you can make a light bulb glow with a balloon? You totally can. Your kids will be amazed with this Magic Light Bulb Balloon Science Experiment.

Make a light bulb glow with a balloon! Perfect balloon science experiment for kids

Kids will love learning how to blow up a balloon with simple household ingredients without using their mouth . There are two different ways to try to blow up a balloon in this link.

Add a little science to the swimming pool by making Balloon Boats.

Kids will love learning How to Make a Hovercraft with only a few simple steps. My boys will love this!

Kids will be amazed at how the Water Bottle Fountain works. Heck, even I’m fascinated by it!

Similar to the balloon boats above, you could make Balloon Rockets. My boys did this one over and over!

Watch this balloon rocket zoom across the room in this balloon science experiment. This is a great stem activity for kids.

Watch the momentum of the Spinning Penny in a Balloon.

Got a Lego lover at your house? Make a Balloon Powered Lego Car  and have a race!

Explore the effects of hot and cold air on a balloon. Your kids will be amazed!

Kids will love the science trick of bending water with their hair and a balloon. Static Electricity at its finest!

Want more science experiments for kids? Try these:

Simple Science: How to Make a Volcano with Kids
Simple Science: Making Moon Craters
Simple Science: Testing for Air
Simple Science: Observing Worms

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  1. Jesus Rolon says:

    I remember making the hover crafts with the CD’s AOL used to send through the mail like 15 years ago. 🙂

  2. Thanks so much for including my Balloon Lego Car in your list! We go on school holidays here in Australia in a week so I’ll be encouraging my kids to try some of these other ideas too.

  3. Karen S. says:

    Kids already love balloons, what a great idea to use them as a tool for learning science.

  4. Our youngest would love to make the balloon powered Lego car. I think we might just try to do that!

  5. MrsSibona says:

    Thank you for inviting me into your world. Have a Super Saturday!

  6. Hands-on the best way to teach science. Love the balloons!

  7. These are great! My three kids love balloons, and this will be super fun to do together this summer. Plus- I can do these experiments with my second graders when we study solids, liquids, and gases. perfect!
    The Meek Moose

  8. would have loved to have tried these when I was a child

  9. Eeek these would make me really jumpy because I’d expect the balloon to burst at any time…

  10. they all look good

  11. Such fun ideas! Shared it on my page and sending it to my daughter for her younger one.

  12. Fun ideas, thanks for sharing!

  13. Cool ideas for learning and showing science principles to kids.

  14. Michelle L says:

    Science is fun, I love balloons Thank you for the chance.

  15. Stacey Kostich says:

    Some really creative ideas. Love your website!!

  16. Amanda Beachum says:

    Love simple science…thanks!

  17. As a kid I loved these types of science projects, so did my daughter. After reading your article I am looking forward to trying some of these with my grandson. I know he will love these ideas. Great article!

  18. Vasileios Zografos says:

    congrats on the giveaway! thank you for this opportunity

  19. Joanna L says:

    The water bottle fountain is interesting! Thanks for sharing these ideas!

  20. Jessica says:

    I love ballons!

  21. Joanne Higgins says:

    fabulous idea, never mind the kids i will be trying these xx

  22. Birdiebee says:

    My granddaughter is such a science fanatic that these activities are right down her alley. Love them!

  23. What great ideas! Thanks for sharing!


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