Al Tobias (wat4y) - Office: Gibson S123 & Physics 218, (434) 924-0538
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Archimedes Principle III
Purpose:To demonstrate the buoyancy of lighter gases in the air.
Procedure:A variety of experiments can be shown.
1. A trash bag can be inflated with hot air using a heat gun blowing into an upright standing pipe. The trash bag will float to the ceiling.
2. A helium filled balloon can be released in to a vertically positioned tall fish tank. The balloon will float. Once the tank is filled with helium as well the balloon dives down.
3. Fill the soap film with methane gas. The bubbles will float in the air. For a theatrical effect the demonstrator can pop the bubble with a lighted candle on a long stick which will produce very SFX like flames.
Hints:1. Careful with the edges of the blower pipe it gets hot and easily melts the bag.