Monday, February 13, 2012

Bacon, Egg and Cheese Waffle Sandwich and An Easy Science Activity

In an effort to compound my calories in-take, I made bacon, egg and cheese sandwiches this morning, but instead of bread or biscuits, I used waffles as the carbs to encase my proteins.  This changes everything.  Enjoy.

Looney Balloons

What You Need:
12 inch balloon
Small water balloon

What You Do:
Fill the water balloon with a little bit of water.  Put the water balloon inside the larger balloon (this takes time, but it is possible!).  Blow up the larger balloon and tie it.  Toss in the air.

What is Happening:
The balloon wobbles as the water-filled balloon rolls around inside.  An inflated balloon has little mass compared to the water-filled balloon inside it.  When the water-filled balloon inside the inflated balloon is put into motion, the inertia (the tendency to keep moving in the same direction and the reason we wear seatbelts) of the water-filled balloon overpowers the balloon’s motion and causes erratic behavior.  The erratic behavior of the balloon can also be linked to the changing center of gravity of the balloon.  The center of gravity is the average location of the weight of an object.  As the inner balloon moves, so does the average weight, which causes the balloons to loop.  Gravity also pulls the water-filled balloon, which causes it to travel downward at an unexpected speed.

Not exactly sure why the video is sideways…but you get the idea.  You can also tell the dogs did not appreciate the looney balloon.

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