Friday, April 10, 2009

Floating ping pong ball


This is a really cool trick I saw on t.v. this morning on the Ellen DeGeneres show. Take a hair dryer and a ping pong ball and you put the ping pong ball in the air right in front of the hair dryer when it is on. It will float in midair. It does this because the pressure from the hair dryer blowing pushes it up in the air and then it goes over the ball to keep it from flying up in the air. My sister and I we able to get two of them floating at once and they knocked into each other and clicked. A hint: if you hold the hair dryer straight it will keep the ball up there. This was so fun, we tried it many times today.

In this picture it looks like the ball is my nose!

4 comments:

julie said...

You just made my day!! These are wonderful photos! It really pleases us when we find we have inspired children to try out science experiments at home! Did you know that we have over 200 free experiments on our website? Here is the link so that you can check them out: http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/experiments/ We also have a science help desk if you ever have any questions about any of our experiments. Your children are very lucky to have a mom who supports their academic endeavors! Best of Luck to you and your children!

~*~The Family~*~ said...

Spark is going to be so excited that you commented on his post! Yes, that was you! We usually watch Ellen dance to get our day started on a happy note and then turn the t.v. off and start school(really we do, we don't normally watch talk t.v. on a school day). That day for some reason we left it on and Spark saw your cool science experiments. We will start watching the schedule and catch the show the next time you are on. We will also check out your web site. There is so much info on there it will take us some time to get through it all.

Carletta said...

What a neat trick! Thank you for sharing.

Laughing Stars said...

That looks like fun!