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Understanding of the world activity

Understanding of the World activity – Flying Alien Science Experiment

You will need: balloons, toilet roll tubes or strips of card, Sellotape, felt tip pens.

  1. Draw an alien face on a balloon.
  2. Blow up the balloons but do not tie them.
  3. Using the Sellotape, attach some toilet roll to the end to make a tail.

Let go of the balloon and watch your alien whizz around the room!


Can you hold the end of the alien balloon tightly closed?

What is inside the balloon?

When you are ready, let go of your alien.

What is leaving the balloon when you let go of the end? Why does your alien fly across the room?